Tagged with: Kids

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2014

When it comes to buying a child his or her first cell phone, which should you get? Parental controls on many popular phones are great, but they only go so far. That’s where Sprint’s new WeGo phone comes in. The WeGo can limit your child’s calling and messaging to only the contacts you allow, while also letting you ...

Sprint’s WeGo Phone is a Parent-Friendly First Phone for Kids

Sprint’s WeGo Phone is a Parent-Friendly First Phone for Kids

Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers? Sprint thinks its new WeGo phone is a good answer to that dilemma. The simple, rugged design not only limits a child's ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 11, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 – available now through most major wireless carriers – is an awesome phone in many ways. But did you know that it can also double as a baby monitor? Samsung’s newest flagship phone features a “baby crying detector” that’s capable of setting off a vibrating alarm to let you know to check on ...

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

The 5 Best iPad Apps for Budding Computer Programmers

Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers have created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels. These five computer programming apps for kids may have cracked ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

How much time do your kids spend staring at screens? After spending seven months studying more than 1,300 fourth and fifth graders, a research team at Iowa State University found that children whose parents limit the amount of time they spend staring at electronic screens get more sleep, get better grades, have fewer ...

Microsoft Patches a Big Xbox One Security Flaw Found by a Five-Year-Old

Microsoft Patches a Big Xbox One Security Flaw Found by a Five-Year-Old

A young Ocean Beach boy is in the spotlight after he discovered a back door in to one of the most popular gaming systems in the world. When 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel is playing his Xbox, his feet don't touch the ground. But something he did has made the smartest guys at Microsoft pay attention. “I was like yea!” ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

It’s never too soon for your child to play with a tablet, and if you think they’re ready for a tablet of their own, here are some of my favorites available today. LeapFrog’s LeapPad 2 costs less than a hundred bucks and works with all cartridge apps and games from the first LeapPad, giving you access to a massive ...

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

Study: Kids Who Spend Less Time With Screens Sleep More, Improve Academically and Become More Fit

With kids in the US clocking in screen time like it's a full-time job -- they spend on average seven hours a day in front of some sort of screen -- researchers at Iowa State University decided to investigate what sort of effects, if any, parental monitoring of all that screen time might have. What they found may seem ...

Could Facebook Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

Could Facebook Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

I'm sitting on the terrace of my hotel room overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem… the mid-afternoon Adhan can be clearly heard coming from the Muslim Quarter, the sounds of construction add a strange drum beat to the traditional call to prayer. The juxtaposition of old and new is ubiquitous in Israel, as are heated ...

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

5 Great Apps for Catching Up and Reporting on Current Events

United States citizens should see being in the know, in regards to current events, as an enjoyable responsibility. Teaching students is the best way to ensure future generations are excited about this obligation. These apps can keep students of all ages informed on current events. BrainPOP Featured Movie (Free, ...