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@HonestToddler Voices The Inner Thoughts Of A Mischievous Child

If you’re a parent, you will flip for this Twitter account.

If you’re not, you will flip for this Twitter account – and decide to push back your child-rearing timeline by a few years.

@HonestToddler, a Twitter account-turned-book, illustrates the detailed daily inner thoughts of a toddler. And the results are pretty hilarious.

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Huggies Launches TweetPee, A Twitter-Based Sensor For Diaper Changing

Brazilian parents just got a new gadget to add to their parenting arsenal: TweetPee, a sensor + Twitter-based alert Huggies has rolled out in Brazil.

A sensor gets attached to the baby’s diaper, and when it perceives an increase in humidity it sends a tweet out to the parent’s Twitter account to let them know the baby needs to be changed.

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Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids

In a scientific statement published last week in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association suggested that Facebook and Twitter hold promise in the fight against childhood obesity.

The study examined eight Internet-based randomized trials that reported weight loss, BMI change, physical activity and dietary intake as outcomes.

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How Young Is Too Young To Start Tweeting?

Seeing teens on Twitter is nothing shocking. But what about tweens? Elementary schoolers? Preschoolers?

A recent episode of a popular kids’ show had its host use Twitter and Facebook, as well as a “play book”, texting, blogging and emailing for its young audience’s benefit. But is is it too early for toddlers to be learning how to tweet?
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Over 100,000 Bully-Related Tweets Sent Every Week [STUDY]

A new study of what types of tweets people are sending shows that some of us have a mean streak: there are over 100,000 insulting, teasing, and otherwise nasty tweets sent on the network every week.
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Twitter Lags Behind Other Networks When It Comes To Child Protection

A watchdog group has come out and said that Twitter is far behind other social networks when it comes to fighting child abuse and pornography.
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Is Twitter Distracting School Kids From Their Books?

A new survey shows that students in the UK are reading less – and the culprit might just be Twitter.
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Should The Alcohol Industry Be Banned From Twitter Because There Are Minors Tweeting?

A UK charity believes that alcohol companies are specifically targeting minors when they promote their products on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. They recommend that alcohol advertising should be banned on social networks.
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Would A Twitter And Facebook Class Prevent Cyber-Bullying?

Parents’ associations in Australia are backing a proposal which would see their children taught how to use Facebook and Twitter properly in the classroom, in the hopes that teaching netiquette would stem the cyber-bullying problem among youth. But is this the right way to solve the problem?
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Useful Twitter Account of the Week: @safetyweb

The internet can be a scary place for kids, as most parents with young ones know. That’s where the @safetyweb Twitter account comes in: it collects and shares stories about web safety aimed at parents trying to protect their children’s online reputation, their privacy, and their security.
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