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Tiktok took less than a day to settle parents’ lawsuit over spying on their kids

Yesterday Bytedance, the company that acquired the tween-centric app Musica.ly and relaunched it as Tiktok, was been sued by a parents' group for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by gathering, storing, and selling private information about their children. Today, they settled the case on terms that have not been disclosed.

Bytedance/Tiktok/Musica.ly was fined ...

Gifts for kids on sale: Barbie, Fire HD Kids Tablets, and STEM toys

TL;DR: Toys are on sale before Black Friday — save up to 48% on Fire HD Kids Edition Tablets, coding toys, L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie, and more. Everyone has seen Jingle All the Way, right? Heartwarming movie about a dad trying to get a sol... ...

Quiet Rooms: Illinois schools lead the nation in imprisoning very young, disabled children in isolation chambers

20 years ago, Illinois was rocked by a scandal after the widespread practice of locking schoolchildren, especially those with disabilities or special needs, in small, confining boxes was revealed. The teachers who imprisoned these children argued that they did so out of the interests of safety -- that of the imprisoned students, of the other ...

4 reasons not to freak out about the latest scary screen time study

There's a new study out about child brain development and screen time. So naturally, there is panic. The study establishes a correlation between the prevalence of screens in a young child's life, their reading and language skills, and the physical de... ...

“Christian” hospital charges its own nurse $900,000 for her premature baby

Lauren Bard works as a nurse at Dignity Health, a "Christian hospital" (motto: Hello humankindness). In 2018, Bard went to UC Irvine hospital to deliver her very premature (21 week) baby.

Bard's employer provides coverage through Anthem Blue Cross, but requires parents of newborns to register their children within 31 days. Bard missed this deadline because ...

Loot: a kids-only comic “store” in Brooklyn that incubates young comics fans and creators

Loot is a Brooklyn comics "store" (463 Court St, Floor 2, 11231) that is oriented around encouraging local kids to become comics creators. Adults are only admitted if they're with kids, and the store sells $30/month memberships that entitle kids to use copious art supplies and meet with artist-mentors, as well as to borrow comics ...

Artist paints their 5-year-old son’s fantastic sea monster drawing

This is such an extraordinarily fun creative project.

A working professional artist takes a 5 year old kid's imaginative scribble of a sea monster, and repaints it with an adult's skill, faithful to the kid's vision.

IMGURian roydenlepp says:

“I’m a professional artist and I finally got to do that thing where you paint over your kids ...

Out today: a two-volume, slipcased edition of Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, introduced by Gloria Steinem and Toshi Reagon

As part of the renaissance in interest in the glorious science fiction novels of afrofuturist pioneer Octavia Butler (previously), Seven Stories press has just released a two-volume, slipcased set of Butler's fantastic post-apocalyptic adventure novels The Parable of the Sower (with an introduction by Gloria Steinem) and The Parable of the Talents (with ...

Teen Vogue exec editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay: “proud to be ‘the most insidious form of teen communist propaganda'”

Teen Vogue has emerged as one of the most progressive mass-media forums in an age of Trumpism and its official misogyny and racism -- it's a Conde Naste magazine aimed at teen girls with a labor reporter who regularly dissects capitalism's failings and writes explainers on the need for a general ...

Educational spyware company to school boards: hire us to spy on your kids and we’ll help you sabotage teachers’ strikes

Gaggle is one of a handful of creepy companies that sell surveillance software to school districts, which monitor every keystroke and click on school networks -- they're the latest evolution in spy-on-kids tech, which started off by promising that they'd stop kids from seeing ****, then promised they could end bullying, and now advertise themselves ...