BOB'S BLOG

February 23, 2019

Few Teens Meet Sleep, Screen, Exercise Guidelines

When it comes to the right amount of screen time, exercise, and sleep, research published this month in JAMA Pediatrics finds only 5% of teens are meeting guidelines, and girls are less likely to do so than boys.

February 23, 2019

‘Roblox’ Digital Civility Effort Teaches It’s Cool to be Kind

While the safety of children in online video games remains a top priority in the industry, the massively popular game “Roblox” is also investing it what it believes is another key issue for gaming …

February 22, 2019

Taking action towards cyberbullying

You probably already know that cyberbullying leads to depression and even causes young people to commit suicide, but did you know, it’s also a crime?

February 21, 2019

Bloomberg – Are you a robot?

You probably already know that cyberbullying leads to depression and even causes young people to commit suicide, but did you know, it’s also a crime?

February 20, 2019

“Be cautious.” Protecting children against online gaming abuse

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Many parents monitor their children online and on social media, but what about their online gaming? A new report shows that many people – both adults and children, experience harassment while playing online games.

“For parents that are like, ‘Well, I’m not going to let my kid on Facebook, but I’ll let them online game on the Xbox at age 12, 13,’ you should be cautious,” said Chandler Hall, a Cyber Security Expert.

February 20, 2019

YouTube still can’t stop child predators in its comments

A new video reopens discussion on an ongoing problem

February 18, 2019

5 free new apps you should check out this week | AndroidPIT

New apps are in – get them while they’re fresh! As we do every week, we bring you the best Google Play has to offer.

February 18, 2019

‘Honestly, it terrifies me’ Teen-related apps may actually contain X-rated material

Parents beware: teen-rated apps may not be what you think. What may be rated for 12- or 13-year-old users may actually contain X-rated material. “Honestly it terrifies me,” said Melissa McKay, a Salt Lake County mother of five who is on a grassroots mission to put an end to the ease for kids to access explicit content. “I think parents would be shocked to know the kind of material that is on these apps. ”McKay said it was easy to do her own research.

February 18, 2019

Choking game: Internet challenge leads to teen’s death, family says

A 13-year-old girl has died after playing a dangerous game that involves choking.

February 17, 2019

Study: Instagram tops list for cyberbullying among teens, young adults

A recent survey from an anti-bullying group revealed more teenagers and young adults experience cyberbullying on Instagram than any other social media platform.