Kids articles

Amazon to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases issue

Amazon says it's ready to fight a legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against allegations that it hasn't done enough to prevent kids from making unauthorized in-app purchases, and hence should make certain policy changes and pay…

Gates, Zuckerberg and others come together in coding PSA

A number of high-profile members of the technology industry have teamed up with celebrities to back a new initiative designed to get kids interested in programming. The nonprofit foundation Code.org wants to get more schools involved in teaching programming classes…

Amazon launches Kindle FreeTime, unlimited kid content for $3/mo

It appears Amazon hopes busy parents are looking to the web for keeping their children entertained and informed. The company has launched Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a monthly subscription-based service which allows parents to consume unlimited amounts of child-focused digital content…

Archos intros 7-inch 'Child Pad' with Android 4.0 for $129

Archos has unveiled a new kid-friendly Android tablet that lacks clever branding, but makes up for it in affordability and accessibility. Dubbed "Child Pad," the 7-incher will fetch $129 when it ships later this month -- a price that should make it among the least expensive mainstream slates...