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One of the principal reasons we launched Kidzu was because we know, both from firsthand experience and from the research we've collected, that extracurricular activities are good for kids. Indeed, Iceland managed to rescue virtually its entire youth population...
Spring is just two months away, which is why now is the time to start planning for one of the easiest, most educational, and truly satisfying of parent-child activities: the family garden. Now, before your brain gets in the way...
Despite multiple nationwide campaigns to weed out bullying in schools, too often we turn a blind eye to bullying in sports, particularly the kind applied by coaches, parents, and teammates. Why? In a cellphone video circulated last year, a California...
Since 2010 the number of teens (ages 13-18) who committed suicide increased a whopping 31%, and researchers are increasingly convinced that this increase is related to the use of smartphones. Specifically, a new study demonstrates that the likelihood of suicide or...
When adults feel that they or their loved ones are threatened, they often resort to buying a gun or applying for a permit to carry one. Probably why we shouldn't be surprised that many kids behave pretty much the...
Parents who are struggling with how much digital screen time to allow their kids would be wise to consider that the titans of those same technologies limit their own children's access to the devices. That's right, the makers of smartphones...
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Go Outside and Play!

Go outside and play! Most of us who came of age in the pre-digital era recall that particular command from mom or dad. In neighborhoods across America, kids were forced out into the sunlight and told to entertain themselves....
Thinking of buying an Internet-connected toy or device for your child this holiday? Do so with the understanding the data these Internet of Things (IoT) toys collect - your child's location, words, images, video, etc. - could very well...
Just about every child in the U.S. under the age of 8 lives in a home with a smartphone, says a new study from Common Sense Media, and a stunning 42% of these little ones now have their own...
By now you've likely heard that technology - especially the kind found in a smartphone - has been likened to 'digital heroin,' as addictive to the brain as real drugs. But did you know summer camp is a wonderful...

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