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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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50 Reasons Why Parents Hate Social Media

Cyber-bullying is a very real thing, and some would argue that it’s more prevalent than ever.

Twitter trolls, creators of nasty parody accounts, sexters, and Facebook harassers are enough to make a parent want to cancel their home’s Internet connection.

But cyber bullies are just one potential threat to teens online; 55% of teenagers have given out personal info online to someone they didn’t know, and social media-addicted kids are more likely to lack a healthy social life without offline friendships.

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Is It Crazy For Parents To Choose A Unique Baby Name Just For The Twitter Handle?

When it comes to Twitter handles, @JohnSmith and @JaneSmith are obviously taken. So if you’re a brand new parent-to-be and you’re stuck with the common surname “Smith”, you’ve got to get pretty creative with your baby’s first name if you want him or her to grow up with a unique social footprint. But is that really something you should be thinking about between Lamaze classes?
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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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