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Teens Know The Internet Is Dark And Full Of Terrors, Just Not For Them

There’s a common refrain among people of a certain age: “Wow, I’m really glad I wasn’t a teenager in the age of smartphones and Snapchat.” They’re not wrong. After polling over 10,000 18-year-olds from 25 different countries, a new UNICEF study confirms that being a teen online these days is fraught with risk, danger and the potential for abuse.


This Amazingly Cool Model Bridge Was Made By Year 3 Student

Video: OK, so he had a lot of help from his dad, but this Year 3 student’s school project — a wooden model of the Steel Bridge in Portland — is totally awesome. It has all the moving parts of the real bridge; both the lower and upper decks can be lifted to make way for boats on the river.


Aussie Scientists: We're Totally Wrong About Why Babies Make Funny Faces

Newborn infants are supposed to be capable of imitating our facial expressions, like sticking out our tongues and opening our mouths. A new study in Current Biology suggests there’s no actual imitating going on — and that it’s all in our heads.


Kid Wearing A Leaf Blower Hilariously Loses Control And Starts Spinning In Circles

Video: Oh to be a kid again when even lawn work could be fun. This genius kid strapped himself up in a leaf blower and started spinning around in circles because the air blowing out was so powerful. He looks like he’s having the time of his life! He looks like a superhero first learning the powers of his suit! He looks like he wants to spin forever! Curse the adult who jumps in and “saves” the day.


Last Day Of School: 8 Tech And Science Projects For Your Kids To Do This Summer

School’s out for summer, which means that it is up to you, the parents, to stop your kids’ minds from rotting over the next six weeks. So no pressure there, then.


How To Set Up Accounts For Your Kids On Any Computer

Kids are great, aren’t they? But you don’t necessarily want them using all of the apps, viewing all of the websites, and tweaking all of the system settings that a grown-up has access to. Windows, OS X, and Chrome OS each have tools for creating child-friendly accounts — here’s how to set them up.


Got A Kid Who's Ready To Colonise To Mars?

Briefly: Got a kid who’s ready to colonise to Mars? NASA has recently released a set of Martian survival activities, suitable for kindergarten, through to year 12. From touring the Red Planet’s topography to building rovers and engineering artificial environments, it’s everything a future Martian explorer needs to get a head start.


Did Your Parents Impose Restrictions On Technology?

There’s an ongoing debate over how much tech exposure is OK for kids, and new tools created to control their levels of consumption. I’m curious: did you grow up with rules governing technology use? Or if you’re a parent, do you set strict guidelines yourself?


Luc Besson And FIA Have Made A Nail Biting Child Road Safety Film

Titled Save Kids Lives, the film has been released to coincide with International Walk to School Day. According to WHO, 500 kids are killed every day in road crashes around the world. Watch the film and see some of the risks for yourself.


Fun Stop-motion Video Awesomely Reveals The Wild Imagination Of A Child

This is absolutely one of the coolest and most fun videos I’ve seen in a while mostly because it’s a time machine back to childhood in the 80’s and 90’s. The stop-motion video, directed by Marc Donahue, reveals the imagination of a kid and it’s filled with everything we love coming to life: Back to the Future! Candy! Ghostbusters! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Where the Wild Things Are! Super Mario! And so much more. Imagination is a powerful thing.


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