Facebook Messenger for Kids Now Lets Children Add Friends Themselves

Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat application Messenger Kids, which makes it easier for the children to add their friends on the platform. “Parents have to turn on a setting that creates a four-word passphrase that is used to generate these contact requests,” Tech Crunch reported on Tuesday. The connection requests will be sent directly … Read more Facebook Messenger for Kids Now Lets Children Add Friends Themselves

Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Speaking of an “insidious grip” that social media activities may have on young people, a top health official in England has asked social media companies like Facebook to do more to protect children from addictive habits and dangerous content, The Telegraph reported. “There is emerging evidence of a link between semi-addictive and manipulative online activities and mental … Read more Facebook Must Protect Children From Addictive Habits, Says UK NHS Chief

Facebook Messenger Kids Launched, a Standalone App for Children Under 13

Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can’t yet have their own accounts under Facebook’s rules, though they often do. Messenger Kids comes with … Read more Facebook Messenger Kids Launched, a Standalone App for Children Under 13

Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

Facebook has reportedly monitored the posts of Australian children and used algorithms in a secret study to identify and exploit them by allowing advertisers to target them during their most vulnerable moments. Leaked internal documents obtained by The Australian outline how the social network can target “moments when young people need a confidence boost” by … Read more Facebook Study Said to Help Target Insecure Australian Children for Advertising

‘No violence, electric shocks or drugs’: New rules for China’s internet boot camps for children

Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters A nurse distributes medicine at Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Center in Beijing. These institutions have prospered in recent years amid high demand from parents seeking treatment for their children. But there have been many mainland media reports of the centers using violence, electric shocks or drugs to force teens to change … Read more ‘No violence, electric shocks or drugs’: New rules for China’s internet boot camps for children

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Over three lakh school children in Kerala will soon come under the ICT Club, the largest students’ IT network in the country. The programme would be implemented in state run schools and a committee would be set-up with the headmaster as convener to coordinate the school level activities of the programme. Representative Image RELATED STORIES … Read more ICT,Club,to,include,over,three,lakh,Kerala,school,children:,To,focus,on,animation,,cyber,security,and,other,areas

Excess saffronisation of education might not be ideal for children

The RSS has endorsed re-writing textbooks and upholding Sanskrit, citing the importance of science, atomic concepts and plastic surgery in ancient India practiced by the Hindu geniuses. RSS RELATED STORIES First online ‘MOOC’ course to be launched at Oxford University Shortage of teachers in Madhya Pradesh Class 12 Assam boy gets felicitated by President Pranab … Read more Excess saffronisation of education might not be ideal for children

UN releases shocking education report of refugees: Over 3.7 million children have no access to schools

Education is one of the main basic human rights and every individual is entitled to be educated. What is education? “Education transforms lives and is at the heart of UNESCO’s mission to build peace, eradicate poverty and drive sustainable development, ” says the website They also mention that education is a human right for all … Read more UN releases shocking education report of refugees: Over 3.7 million children have no access to schools

Mobile-app game to raise funds for slum children

In a great noble gesture to humanity, a 17-year-old-boy from Gurgaon developed a mobile app games to raise funds to provide education for the poor children dwelling in the slum areas. The developer, Ranvijay Singh, is a commerce student of Suncity School in Gurgaon. How did Singh come up with the idea? “While travelling to … Read more Mobile-app game to raise funds for slum children

Technology helps bring back muslim children to madrassas

Technology is playing a pivotal role in preventing high dropouts and absenteeism observed in various madrassas across West Bengal. Abdul Lashkar, a class-9 student, visited the new computer lab in Dar-Un-Neda Siddiquia Madrassa in Hooghly district after his science class to look up on food habits of Prophet Muhammad on the internet. With the help … Read more Technology helps bring back muslim children to madrassas