Monday, June 4, 2012
The social-networking site apparently is mulling over the idea.
Facebook is developing technology that would allow those under the age of 13 to access the site under parental supervision, a move that could help bring in a sea of new users for revenue but that could also increase privacy concerns, according to a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal. The technology being tested would allow children's accounts to be tied to their parents' accounts so that parents would decide whom their children could "friend." New kid-friendly features also could allow Facebook and its partners to bill parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their kids. Currently Facebook bars anyone under the age of 13. But several studies show that many kids use Facebook despite the ban, often with their parents' …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Legislation removing time limits on civil cases has been approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee and awaits action by the Senate Budget Committee and the Assembly.
Legislation that would remove time limits on filing civil claims in child sexual abuse cases is stalled in both houses of the state Legislature, which has advocates for abused children demanding action. Advocates held a press conference on Thursday, according to NJ.com, demanding votes on the bill and they hand-delivered copies of a letter to the governor and legislative leaders asking "for their support in passage of the bill, which was introduced late last year." As NJ.com reports, the New Jersey law is among the more restrictive in the nation, allowing lawsuits to be filed for up to two years after a childhood victim turns 18. Older victims can bring suits within two years of "reasonably discovering" the connection between the abuse and…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Our Moms Council talks about what the do to make the first day back special.
Moms Talk is a feature on Patch that is part of an initiative on our sites to reach out to moms and families. Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in the East Windsor-Hightstown-Cranbury area. Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council, which includes Susan Masone, Siri Heinrichs, Cristina Fowler, Christine O'Brien and our intrepid columnist Lauren Kim, takes your questions, gives advice and shares solutions to the problems vexing all of us. Have a question you would like to share, or just want to provide your opinion on the question of the week? Head over to the comments section to do just that. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the …
Monday, April 25, 2011
A study reveals unhealthy habits among American children.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lauren Kim
Monday, April 25, 2011
When I was a kid, getting enough exercise wasn’t difficult. Our parents simply opened the doors everyday and let us play with other kids on the block. We did everything from climbing trees to riding bikes to playing tag. But these days, if you look outside it’s rare to see children playing outdoors. That’s because parents are less likely to let a child play outside unsupervised, and because children just don’t casually play with neighborhood kids anymore – “playdates” have to be arranged beforehand with the help of a parent. It looks like our modern-day habits and busy schedules are taking a toll on our kids. A recently released YMCA study reveals that 74 percent of parents say that their children get less than an hour of moderate to …