With Samsung set to supply 51,000 AX90T air purifying units into Victorian public school classrooms, not even Melbourne's earthquake can stop Victoria's safe return-to-school plan from becoming a COVID-safe reality.
With the school holidays now over, and back to school now the new reality, at least in Australia where the COVID-19 threat is almost non-existent, a whole stack of kids will be getting their first smartphone - but what should you know before you give them one?
With the ACMA's December 2020 study showing 46% of Australian children age 6 to 13 already using mobile phones, its clear that parents are buying them for their children, with sister companies Alcatel and TCL promoting a model each for this age group.
New research has found that almost half (46%) of Australian children aged between 6 to 13 years use a mobile phone—up from 41% in 2015 - with the trend continuing to grow.
It’s not just fun and games for kids this Christmas, as more 56% of Aussie parentsare expected to buy their children toys they secretly want to play with, according to new research from eBay, with 62% of Dads the main culprit.
Designed for kids 4 years of age and up, the Tobi Robot Smartwatch is self contained, needing no phone app, but has a cool interactive robot, fun games with augmented reality, fitness features, two cameras and more - plus it tells the time!
Nearly half of Australian kids aged 6-13 years of age own or use a mobile phone, according to new research.
Smart watches have come of age, with the latest being a sub-$200 model called the MOVETIME Family Watch, letting parents stay in touch with 4G calls, video calls, photo sharing, messaging and GPS tracking.
With 2018's Moonhack event seeing 35,000+ kids simultaneously coding around the world, the aim for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing is for 50,000+ kids to take on the challenge.
Australian entertainers The Wiggles are on Google's digital assistant, offering a range of ways your family can "learn, play and stay entertained with a range of games, activities and stories".
Cancer touches every family, more than any other affliction. Global analytics firm, SAS, has applied its smarts and technology to aiding The Kids’ Cancer Project fund-raising efficiency meaning more money is spent on solutions.
Helping your children learn to code could be one of the best ways to lift their future careers into cyberspace, with Sydney Startup Hub-based Tank Stream Labs to become "mission control" tomorrow for a world-record-breaking global coding event for children – Moonhack 2018.
Girls in the "approx 6-15 years old" age group with an interest in learning to code are invited by Microsoft to attend free coding workshops between 9 and 15 July, but no boys are allowed!
Disney, Lucasfilm and innovative STEAM leader invention company littleBits have joined forces to launch the Droid Inventor Kit, allowing kids to create their own Droid – and even use the force!
A new kids smartwatch, the MT30, and new Alcatel Androids, the A7 and Idol 5S among others, have launched at IFA 2017, and are coming to Australia “in the latter stages of 2017 and early 2018".
Foxtel has added value to its service with its new Kids app, delivering a "safe place to stream and download favourite shows on demand and ad-free".
A record-breaking Kickstarter-listed project entitled Cubetto has not only won awards and is Montessori-approved, but teaches kids how to code with wood, no screens, and is on sale now.
Krew Moible launches cheapest US family mobile plan with two free mobile lines for kids: a prepaid 3 line family plan starting at $19 per month.
With 3G phone, video calling, GPS, fitness tracking, location tracking, parental control and more, July 2016 promises ‘the world’s most advanced kids’ smartwatch.’
Nickelodeon’s new smartphone and tablet app gives Aussie kids access to a range of Nickelodeon content, with even more on offer for those who are full-blown Foxtel subscribers.
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