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Facebook eyes strict controls for under-13 access, report says

The world's largest social network is reportedly getting ready to open its service to preteens, but parents would have ultimate control over that experience.

By June 4, 2012


Facebook to allow under-13s?

A report in the U.K.'s Sunday Times says the company is considering allowing everyone onto its site. Can this possibly be true?

By May 21, 2012


Thirty-eight percent of kids on Facebook under 13?

A survey suggests that a large proportion of the kids on Facebook are just that--kids 12 and under. But you're supposed to be at least 13. Is this another case of Facebook not policing itself?

By April 13, 2012


Google acquires maker of Toontastic storytelling app

The search giant scoops up Launchpad Toys and its popular make-your-own cartoon app for kids, which is now free to all users.

By February 4, 2015


Apple App Store touts its kid-friendly game section

The "Games for Kids" section of the App Store might help allay parental concerns about the app world for kids.

By January 12, 2015


Amazon delivers diapers and dinner

The online giant launches two new services, Google sets its focus on kids, and Disney launches learning apps that report back to parents.

By December 4, 2014


Getting to know Apple's new Family Sharing feature

No longer will families be forced to share Apple IDs and passwords to share purchases. Rejoice!

By September 18, 2014


Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.

By August 18, 2014


EU praises Google, chides Apple over in-app purchases

In response to the European Commission's requests, Google says it won't use the word "free" when referring to games that contain in-app purchases.

By July 18, 2014


Popjam is 'walled-garden' Instagram for kids, from Moshi Monsters maker

London-based tech company Mind Candy says its latest app, released today, is a safe alternative to Snapchat and Tumblr, where "kids can be kids."

By July 4, 2014