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Disney Magic: Helping Kids Turn Virtual Good Into Real Change

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

While there are many tech-centered programs that allow adults to give back, Disney's Club Penguin boasts the largest and most popular kid-driven philanthropic effort online - Coins for Change.

How Do You Define 'Friend' for Your Kids?

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jordan Shlain

I fear that our children are witnessing the erosion of the true meaning of the words "friend" and "like.

How Game Designers Strategically Keep Kids Addicted to Playing

Joel Bakan | Posted 10.06.2011 | Parents
Joel Bakan

Games tap kids' particular fascinations, and are structured in ways that elicit repeat and continued play. "Gaming addiction is a sign of total design success," according to one game designer.

I Was an Undercover Penguin: A Parent's Eye-View of Kids' Online Worlds

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

Already hyper-concerned about Internet dangers, millennial parents have been lulled into a false sense of security regarding children's online worlds.

Greedy Webkinz Infuriates Parents, Trashes Own Brand

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the greatest online success stories of the past two years, Webkinz, has suddenly threatened its brand and annoyed its most important constituen...