Pages of Interest
Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Amazon's new subscription package makes using the Kindle Fire devices a family friendly experience.
SuperClubsPLUS is a new online community designed to help young people get the best from the digital media and build their digital competency.
Children’s tech use growing rapidly
Ofcom report reveals teenagers send twice as many texts per week compared to last year.
New 'Digital Parenting' Magazine
Vodafone has launched a new magazine filled with articles by experts, 'How to' guides and much more - all to make it easier for you to get involved in your children's digital lives.
The ’Appy Family
75 per cent of parents with smartphones or tablets share them with their children, according to a survey by Disney UK.
The importance of outdoor play
Children spending time on digital devices instead of playing outside may put their long-term development at risk.
PEGI ratings become legally enforceable
It's now illegal to sell video games to children and young people who are younger than the assigned PEGI rating.
Do parents keep their children media safe?
A survey by ParentPort reveals that 40 per cent of parents have allowed their children to watch a film classified above their age at home.
Nintendo announces 3DS XL
A new version of Nintendo 3DS will be launched across Europe on July 28th.
Bullying in the world of gaming
According to a report by BeatBullying, cyber bullying is migrating into the world of game play.
Habbo Hotel filled with sexual chats
Following reports of "explicitly sexual interactions" taking place in the game, one of its investors has withdrawn.
Screen time warning
Dr Aric Sigman calls for parents to "regain control" of the time children spend in front of electronic screens.
Digital media causes sleep deprivation in children
A recent study reveals that the average bedtime for children aged 6 to 15 years is 11.20pm.
Quotes from children
The top quotes from New Media Age's special series of research on children and digital media are interesting food for thought.
The benefits of video games
Playing video games improves creativity, decision-making and perception, several research studies report.
When children use digital media together with parents, siblings or friends, it becomes a different experience than when it's done alone.
Mobiles are taking over
Mobile Internet gadgets are becoming ever increasingly important in children and young people's lives, a new Childwise report suggests.
Have some screen free time each day
'Can our family escape the tyranny of the screen?' Stephen Carrick-Davies asks in an article in the Guardian.
Parental controls and online protection tools
The SIP Bench II project aims to help parents choose the parental control tool that best suits their needs.
iPad apps for children
iPad's have proven to be hugely popular among children and young people. Kids and Media have compiled a list of some great apps for your iPad.
Zero to eight – a research study
Common Sense Media has released the first publicly available study to document children's use of new media.
Teenagers would miss mobiles and Internet more than TV
A new Ofcom report leaves no doubt as to the increasing importance of electronic media.
Limit screen time for the youngest children
Children under the age of two should not spend much time in front of electronic screens.
Protect family time
Unicef research suggests that British parents focus too little on family time and too much on material goods.
Earphones to proctect children’s hearing
Etymotic Research presented their new noise cancelling earphones for children at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.
Could violent video games help decrease violent crime?
Recent research suggests that violent video games may have an "incapacitation effect".
Ofcom: UK Children’s media literacy
A new report from Ofcom gives an overview of media literacy among children and young people.
BAFTA Game Awards
Vote for your favourite game in The GAME Award 2010, but know that only a few of the nominated games are suitable for children and young people.
Nintendo warns 3DS may harm children’s eyes
Children under 6 years of age should not play 3D games on the new Nintendo console.
Video games parents should know about
Shooting, violence and outrageous bloodbaths. Read our presentation of four major gaming titles.
Children want digital gadgets for Christmas
Children’s wish lists are filled with technology products rather than traditional toys, a new study suggests.
Physical activity no compensation
Researchers say it’s time to reconsider the belief that we can balance out screen time with other activities.
Video games improve decision making skills
People who play action video games are known for their fast reaction times. Are they better decision makers as well?
Kids and Media at Gamescom
Cologne, Germany: Kids and Media were given an opportunity to see the latest news in the gaming world.
Gaming industry launches 3D
At E3, one of the world's largest video game conferences, 3D was the hot topic.
Violent video games make you aggressive
New metastudy shows link between video game violence and aggressive behaviour.
Treatment for technology addicts
A treatment programme aimed at teens that spend hours a day online has been launched at a London hospital.
Warns against the sexualisation of society
Children are being increasingly exposed to sexual imagery, and parents have limited opportunities to prevent it.
How your child is affected by violence
”When parents convey clear norms on what is right and wrong, they create a protective barrier," says researcher.
A fun and entertaining online game that gives your child a basic understanding of the value of money.
Call of Duty
The largely popular video game Call of Duty is a game for adults, but a lot of children want to play the game.
Which handheld console to choose?
Both Nintendo and Sony create game consoles for people on the move.
How to give children good gaming habits
Kids and Media have met Microsoft’s American X-Box team and Wifi Media Holland.
Disney re-launches old memories
A sensational Mickey Mouse game is being launched next year, and Kids and Media had the honour of attending the presentation, hosted by the designer himself.
What console should I Choose?
Playstation 3? Nintendo Wii? Xbox 360 Live?
How to avoid children getting addicted to games
We talk to Game Garden in the Netherlands...
Game information to parents
The PEGI system will become the sole method of classifying video games in the UK.