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Google’s Family Link software now recommends ‘teacher-approved’ apps – TechCrunch

Google’s Family Link software now recommends ‘teacher-approved’ apps – TechCrunch Google today is expanding the capabilities of its Android parental control software, Family Link, to go beyond helping parents better manage their child’s device and app usage. Now, the Family Link app will also help parents learn about what apps …

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A Google Assistant update will teach kids to say ‘please’ – TechCrunch

A Google Assistant update will teach kids to say ‘please’ – TechCrunch No more rudely yelling at your Google Home smart speaker, kids. Google today announced at its I/O developer conference a new Google Assistant setting for families called “Pretty Please.” The feature will teach children to use polite language …

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Jiobit launches its more secure, modular child location tracker starting at $100 – TechCrunch

Jiobit launches its more secure, modular child location tracker starting at $100 – TechCrunch To date, child location trackers have failed to live up to consumer expectations. They’ve arrived as oversized, bulky watches too large for little wrists, and some have even been designed so insecurely, that it would be …

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Kidbox raises $15.3 million for its personalized children’s clothing box – TechCrunch

Kidbox raises $15.3 million for its personalized children’s clothing box – TechCrunch Kidbox, a clothing-in-a-box startup aimed at a slightly younger crowd than StitchFix, has raised $15.3 million in Series B funding to expand and scale its business. The round was led by Canvas Ventures, and includes participation from existing investors …

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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses – TechCrunch

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses – TechCrunch Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa …

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Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law – TechCrunch

A coalition of over 20 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate and sanction YouTube for violation of federal children’s privacy laws. Specifically, the groups say YouTube is violating COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which requires …

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Tencent and education startup Age of Learning bring popular English-learning app ABCmouse to China – TechCrunch

Tencent is teaming up with Los Angeles-based education company Age of Learning to launch an English education program for kids in China. ABCmouse, Age of Learning’s flagship product, has been localized and will be available as a website and an iOS and Android app in China, with Tencent handling product …

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Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls – TechCrunch

Amazon is making it easier for parents to manage their child’s device usage from their own phone, tablet, or PC with an update to the Parent Dashboard in Amazon FreeTime. Since its launch in 2012, Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited has been one of the better implementations of combining kid-friendly content with …

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Precious uses artificial intelligence to help parents figure out what to do with all their baby photos – TechCrunch

While pregnant, I imagined I’d spend maternity leave making elegant baby albums with detailed captions each month. That didn’t happen and now I have thousands of baby photos on my phone and no idea how to even begin organizing them. Created for parents who, like me, are overwhelmed by their digital …

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