par le 02-15-2013

vine may contain mature contentTwitter’s micro-video app upped its age restriction from 12+ to 17+ after some users reported accessing mature content on the platform, including sexually-explicit images. Not everyone is satisfied with this supposed solution, however. Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough is Enough, for instance told NPR that the… En savoir plus


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par le 02-12-2013

kid using youtubeThere are plenty of kid-friendly videos on YouTube, but according to antivirus company Kaspersky, they’re still potentially dangerous for children—not because of their content, but because of their proximity to videos containing explicit content like nudity and violence. The study reported by The Guardian offers a timely warning to parents;… En savoir plus


par le 02-11-2013

virtual target practiceThe National Rifle Association (NRA) thinks so, but not everyone agrees. Under fire from critics, Apple changed the NRA’s iOS app Practice Range rating from 4+ to 12+ earlier this month, acknowledging its “Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence,” though the app only uses inanimate objects for its targets. This new age-restriction isn’t… En savoir plus


par le 02-08-2013

like or dislike facebook iconsIt’s okay for sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites, at least according to a federal appeals court. The 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago overturned an Indiana law that banned registered sex offenders from social networking sites. The decision, reported by… En savoir plus


par le 02-07-2013

internet parental control filtersVice President Biden wants the entertainment industry to know that the White Houseisn'tagainst them. Though Obama has called for research into the potential connection between video game violence and actual violence, Biden says he knows that the industry is “intent on doing what they can do to help.”… En savoir plus


par le 02-06-2013

girl shocked from online contentWhen an 11-year old girl at Inverbrothock Primary School opened her school email account on Thursday, she was shocked to find a picture of a topless woman among her messages. Apparently, the girls’ classmates used school computers to access and email the image. An investigation is… En savoir plus


par le 02-05-2013

connect with respect safer internet dayAccording to The Drum, Disney has announced the launch of its new Internet Safety campaign. The motto? “Connect with Respect.” According to the director of live services at Disney EMEA, research shows that children are more open to ideas when they’re delivered by characters… En savoir plus


par le 02-04-2013

kid playing angry birdsThough we’d like to think that our kids are using apps that are both fun and educational, this isn’t always (or even mostly) the case, according to a study conducted by Kytephone and reported by TechCrunch. The company, which converts your average Android device into… En savoir plus


par le 01-30-2013

detail of boy playing videogamesJust found out that my child’s slight minecraft video game addiction may mean he is well on his way to his first mental health diagnosis. According to the Australian online site news.com.au, thatreportedthis story, the American Psychiatric Association will publish a revised edition of the DSM-V… En savoir plus