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Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch

Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. The company announced this morning the addition of new features aimed at parents of children over the age of 13. Perhaps the most …

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More Alexa ‘blueprints’ arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates – TechCrunch

More Alexa ‘blueprints’ arrive, offering customizable voice apps for families and roommates – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Amazon rolled out a new feature that allowed Alexa device owners to create their own custom skills using preconfigured templates. Today, Amazon is expanding Alexa Blueprints, as the service is called, to include …

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Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch Amazon today publicly launched a new perk for Prime members with young children, with the broad release of the new subscription-based “Prime Book Box” service. The $22.99 per box offering ships Prime members in the …

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A majority of U.S. teens are taking steps to limit smartphone and social media use – TechCrunch

A majority of U.S. teens are taking steps to limit smartphone and social media use – TechCrunch It’s not just parents who are worrying about their children’s device usage. According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, U.S. teens are now taking steps to limit themselves …

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Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch

Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction for kids, is now free – TechCrunch Amazon Rapids, the chat fiction that encourages kids to read by presenting stories in the form of text message conversations, is now going free. Previously, Amazon had been charging $2.99 per month for a subscription that allows unlimited …

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Subscription startup Kidbox launches its own clothing lines – TechCrunch

Subscription startup Kidbox launches its own clothing lines – TechCrunch Kidbox, a subscription clothing box similar to Stitch Fix – but aimed at parents who dislike kids’ clothes shopping (aka all of us) – is now launching its own private label kids’ brands. At launch, the three clothing brands – …

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SuperAwesome now offers kids brands an alternative to YouTube – TechCrunch

SuperAwesome now offers kids brands an alternative to YouTube – TechCrunch SuperAwesome, the “kidtech” startup valued now at over $100 million, is today launching its own alternative to YouTube’s embedded video player. The technology is aimed at kids publishers – not consumers directly – and is part of the company’s …

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YouTube CEO’s latest update details its growth, glosses over content problems – TechCrunch

YouTube CEO’s latest update details its growth, glosses over content problems – TechCrunch YouTube highlighted its growth and promised better communication with creators about its tests and experiments, the company announced today in its latest of an ongoing series of updates from CEO Susan Wojcicki focused on YouTube’s top five priorities …

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Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch

Facebook and Instagram change to crack down on underage children – TechCrunch Facebook and Instagram will more proactively lock the accounts of users its moderators suspect are below the age of 13. Its former policy was to only investigate accounts if they were reported specifically for being potentially underage. But …

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