Washington -- Today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) launched the newest element of its Good Digital Parenting initiative to help parents foster constructive conversations with their children around technology.
Verizon has unveiled a new smartphone plan designed for kids. Starting Thursday, consumers can sign up for the carrier’s “Just Kids” plan, which offers 5GB of LTE data, unlimited calling/talk to 20 parent-defined contacts, and a subscription to Verizon Smart Family Premium parental controls.
YouTube is weighing a number of changes to its handling of content for children following pressure from inside and outside the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.
At 13, kids are still more than a decade from having a fully developed prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved in decision-making and impulse control. And yet parents and educators unleash them on the internet at that age—if not before—because they’re told children in the U.S. must be at least 13 to download certain apps, create email accounts and sign up for social media.