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The kitchen computer

September 18, 2007

By Anne Collier A family doesn’t really need HP’s $1,700 touchscreen computer for the kitchen (to keep coffee and cereal-milk spills off of keyboards), but the

Schools, state laws & cyberbullying

September 17, 2007

By Anne Collier A Texas schools superintendent said that any online behavior that detracts from learning in school is going to get school action, and his schools have

Social networking & school

September 14, 2007

By Anne Collier The US’s 14th-largest school district believes social-networking tools have instructional value. Ted Davis, director of enterprise information services

Innovative child-protection tech

September 13, 2007

Its creator, Adam Hildreth, 22, calls it the Anti-Grooming Engine, The Guardian reports. "He claims the product is 99.9% effective in identifying adults online with a

CA may ban teen tech use in cars

September 9, 2007

California is one of 11 states considering a law banning teens' use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving. "At least 15 states and the District of

If Gandhi had a MySpace profile

September 7, 2007

By Anne Collier “What would Gandhi have done if he had a MySpace account?” Stephen Carrick-Davies, CEO of Childnet International, asked social networkers at a

Calif video game violence law

September 7, 2007

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appealed a federal court's injunction against a law banning violent videogame sales to minors, the Associated Press reports.

Laws & child exploitation

September 7, 2007

The Vancouver Sun cites some outdated research from the US and confuses chatrooms with social-networking sites, but this about Canadian law and online child exploitation is

Hacking ethics

September 7, 2007

A Sydney Morning Herald commentator looks at the ethical questions around 17-year-old George Hotz's iPhone hack. There's no question it's a great story: "In

Videogamers & the ‘game of life’

September 6, 2007

By Anne Collier Parents of gamers (and gamer parents) might be interested in a thoughtful piece in the Ottawa Citizen by education technology Prof. Constance Steinkuehler at
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