Tag Archives: kids
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 15:32 BST
Unauthorized in-app purchases by British children charged to parents’ accounts without their knowledge could total a whopping £30.9 million monthly according to a new study.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 12:14 BST
The Kaiser Family Foundation has reported that an average 8-18 year-old American kid will spend 1 hour and 13 minutes a day playing video games compared to 4 hours and 29 minutes watching TV. The results are based on a sample of 2,000 families. The full thing’s on Business Insider.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 | 06:39 BST
We know gaming can be a healthy pastime for children, but many parents see it as an unnecessary evil. Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent’s Guide book series, hopes to redress the balance.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 | 03:02 BST
Over the weekend the news dries up and we are left with this kind of stuff. It’s like popcorn – nutritionally empty and served in numerous tiny parcels – except you don’t want any more.
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 | 01:16 BST
Children who lack positive parenting and good relationships with peers may take anti-social messages away from age-inappropriate games, according to a recent study.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 | 00:02 GMT
A concerned teacher has found extended late night gaming sessions are having a detrimental effect on his student’s health and education, and contacted over 600 parents to alert them to the problem.
Tue, Dec 08, 2009 | 18:45 GMT
Common Sense Media has released its annual list of 10 games parents should avoid purchasing, wrapping, and setting under the tree this year.
Titled “10 Cool Games That Are Uncool for Kids”, the list offers “safe alternatives” for each title that is currently popular and not safe for children.
Here it is:
- Assassin’s Creed (Mirror’s Edge)
- Borderlands (Infamous)
- Brutal Legend (Ghostbusters)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Battlefield: Bad Company)
- Dead Space: Extraction (Deadly Creatures)
- Dragon Age: Origins (Braid)
- Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
- Demon’s Souls (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)
- Left 4 Dead 2 (Overlord II)
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (C.O.P.: The Recruit)
We wonder at the compilers’ choice of Overlord II with all the baby seal bashing that goes on, but opinions are opinions, we reckon.