Check out these interesting articles on kids and technology!
How Disney’s Club Penguin Became the Biggest Social Network for Kids
A Disney site that blends education with gaming and networking has over 150 million profiles, making it the most surprisingly successful kids’s social networking site of all time. (mashable.com)
Facebook Aims to Prevent Suicide
A new feature on Facebook allows users who express suicidal thoughts to instantly connect to a crisis counselor. The innovative service could save the lives of cyber-bullied children and troubled adults alike. (techland.time.com)
Why Are the Rich So Interested in Public-School Reform?
The quality of our nation’s public schools has long been a point of interest and involvement for the financial elite. With the Occupy movement challenging the way we look at the economic gap, will the 1% change their tune and adapt their strategies for education reform? (ideas.time.com)
College Kid’s Initiative Inspires Students To Go Paperless, Catches Google’s Eye
One student’s paperless learning strategy has turned him into the poster-boy of digital learning. Dubbed the “iSchool Initiative” some are saying that college student Travis Allen’s learning strategy will redefine the way we look at traditional classroom tools. (forbes.com)
Go Go Kiddo Launches Mobile App for Kindle Fire
A new mobile app for Kindle Fire and other Android devices provides a digital playground for kids 2-5. The app enables learning through play by teaching kids about letters, numbers and music through digital gaming. (sfgate.com)
Which Tech Toys Do Kids Want for the Holidays? [VIDEO]
What digital toys are children asking for most this holiday season? The answers have parents clutching their wallets in dismay. (mashable.com)