Houseparty Video Chat App: A parent’s guide to safe usage and security concerns

Houseparty is a private video chat app available on iOS, Android, and Mac OS. The app’s primary purpose is group video chatting, although users can also send text messages through the app.

Study: Social Media Making People Anti-Social, Jealous

Contrary to popular belief, studies show that social media often hampers effective communication and may lead to jealousy and unhappiness.

Humblebragging: The New Status Symbol

A new study from Harvard University describes ‘humblebragging’ - boasting about one's hectic life as a way to prove they are 'in demand' - as a new social phenomenon.

Pope tells young to resist 'false' reality of social media

Pope Francis has urged young people to resist the false images of reality that are presented by social media, and to seek authenticity rather than superficiality.

Google adds tool to flag 'offensive' search results

Google has added a new category called "upsetting-offensive" for flagging search results. While flagging something doesn't directly affect the search results themselves, it does...

Losing smartphone is almost as stressful as terror threat

The Physiological Society, an organization of more than 3,500 scientists from over 60 countries, reports that the loss of a smartphone is perceived to be almost as stressful as a terrorist threat....

Smartphone-obsessed Finns rank tops in screen time

AFP Relax News reported that Finland ranks top on the internet usage on mobile devices. The Finnish market offers lots of unlimited data plans making fast internet connections affordable to the...

Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data

Cecilia Kang fro the New York Times reports that the Federal Communications Committee approved new privacy rules. Currently, the broadband providers can track users unless those individuals tell...

Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Grant Gross from IDG News Service reported that marketing companies are targeting children on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content. The marketing videos, often not labeled as...

What's the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?

Brian X. Chen from The New York Times, investigates the topic of what is the right age for a child to get a smartphone. As children get smartphone at a very young age, the risk of exposure to...

Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups

Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups is an app that lets users join online communities related to anime, gaming, books, and more. This app lets users explore all available Amino...

Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object

Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Objects includes seek-and-find puzzles for kids to solve, which helps Zootopia movie characters crack (mildly) criminal cases. Kids read the written, scripted...

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LikeSo is a speech-analysis tool that helps tweens and teens become aware of how often they use 14 filler words such as "like," "actually," "OK," and "just."...

Learn Spanish with Pili Pop Espanol: Language learning methods for kids

Spanish with Pili Pop Espanol: Language learning methods for kids is a beginning Spanish-vocabulary learning app. It requires a monthly subscription to play anything beyond two free...

Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie

Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie is a social media app that allows users to communicate via video messages either in real time or with a delay between messages. It's best described as an instant...

Disney Mix

Disney Mix is a messaging app designed for tweens. Kids create an account with their age, birth date, first name, and parent's email address. They'll also need to create a username, which...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes is a multi-level game where kids swipe to defeat bad guys and help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles defeat their latest enemies. While rival ninjas...

Fiete Sports

Fiete Sports is an extremely simple, Olympics-style sports app made for preschoolers that features the same character found in other apps by the same developer. The app centers on the character...

Atomic Hangman Jr

Atomic Hangman Jr is a paid, kid-friendly version the the free Atomic Hangman app. It uses educational content in a variety of topics to provide kids with single or multiplayer games of the...

Puffin Rock Music!

Puffin Rock Music! is a music-making game for toddlers and preschoolers featuring characters from the Netflix show Puffin Rock. Kids create original songs by dragging the characters onto platforms...

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Houseparty Video Chat App: A parent’s guide to safe usage and security concerns
Houseparty is a private video chat app available on iOS, Android, and Mac OS. The app’s primary purpose is group video chatting, although users can also send text messages through the app.
Study: Social Media Making People Anti-Social, Jealous
Contrary to popular belief, studies show that social media often hampers effective communication and may lead to jealousy and unhappiness.

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