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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE DID SEE HIM WITH TWO HANDS ON A GUN’ Two witnesses to a deadly shooting during an online video game tournament in Florida say they saw the back of suspected gunman David Katz as they fled for their lives. 2. WHERE MCCAIN WILL BE LAID TO REST A private burial service next weekend […]

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

On average, children receive their first cell phone at age 10 the New York Times reports. At that age, children lack the basic foundations of impulse control and important judgement making skills, but in many instances these children now have access to the internet and all that that entails. Read the full article in the […]

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

Apps for tots: Can smartphones make baby smarter?

How young is too young for smartphones and tablets? According to some app publishers, learning opportunities from these devices start before children are even potty trained. Hundreds if not thousands of educational phone and tablet apps have flooded the market geared toward toddlers with labels declaring they will teach children letters, numbers, colors and even […]