Jamie Tosh developed Kibooku, a social media site safe for kids, after his daughter was the victim of cyber-bullying, and it has since attracted worldwide attention. [Hopefully in the U.S., too. ^.^]
The site aims to allow children between the ages of six and 13 to use a social networking site in a safe but fun way, while at the same time giving parents peace of mind about their children’s online activities, as they must review the account every two weeks through their personal viewing platform.
"This will allow the parent to view all current and deleted items; it is completely secure, and requires an adult to validate the account using a credit card processed with 3D security.
"If a card is used which does not match the address, then the person cannot proceed to use the site. Registration costs just £3 per year, with a proportion of each fee being donated to the charity ‘Cash for Kids’.” ~ Source: Brechin Advertiser 1-25-13
Prom time is just around the corner - and the prom gowns shown here look pretty neat to us... just saying. We've decided to show them on our site as a service to our parents and older kids inasmuch as the end of the school year is fast approaching and that means "prom-time". ^.^
NOTE: We have no affiliation with the site referred to in this blog post and therefore, receive no referral fee if you purchase through the link provided; however, their prom gowns are exquisite and very reasonably priced. We thought you'd like to know that. ^.^
Some parents may disagree with this; however, experts find that kids can benefit from a sleepover. At the Center for Research on Girls, psychologists say it "provides youngsters with a block of time where they are together, in person, without direct supervision by an adult." But for goodness sake, don't get carried away - you still need an adult in the home for safety's sake... like hiding the key to the grown-up's cabinet, checking TV filters, etc.
Come to think of it, what ever happened to "goof around" time? It used to be a time when kids learned how to fill their own time and solve problems on their own. The sleepover is one way of providing goof around time.
For instance, a favorite activity now-a-days is creating a dance routine, filming it and putting the video on their computers. It can be done during a sleepover get-together... or other goof around time.
For more things to do during sleepovers in a buzzing kids world see Kids Playing Host.
We’re always looking for ideas to blog about… especially for kids.
We posted a news item in the Bulletin Buzz about the 3 year old who found a reliquary locket worth millions of dollars with a metal detector on his first outting. Now wouldn’t that be a perfect present - a metal detector - something to spark a kid's imagination with hope and adventure? It has sparked my imagination. I'm getting myself a metal detector and 'tool' around these 20 acres looking for gold in them thar hills!
The detector shown below is excellent for kids. The size is just right (weighs 2 pounds) and it introduces them into the world of detecting. It comes in an adult size, too. BUY NOW! You'll be glad you did. ^.~