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Parents Asked to Limit TV and Have a Media Plan

<a href="/articles/parents-asked-to-limit-tv-and-have-a-media-plan">Parents Asked to Limit TV and Have a Media Plan</a>

The newly released policy from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Council on Communications and Media urges parents, schools, doctors and advertisers to recognise media effects on children – both positive and negative. While the Academy remains concerned about research-based evidence about the potential for harm from media messages, it also acknowledges the positive effects from television shows like Sesame Street, which teaches children numbers and letters Read full article

Social Media for Under-Age Children Can Lead to Unnecessary Social Harm

<a href="/blogs/leoniesmith/2013/08/04/social-media-for-under-age-children-can-lead-to-unnecessary-social-harm">Social Media for Under-Age Children Can Lead to Unnecessary Social Harm</a>

There's a video doing the rounds on Facebook – an educational video teaching children how to protect their personal information online. While I do think parents and kids should watch it, as a cyber safety specialist, I have a few concerns, particularly with the message I was left with–that it's ok for a 10-year- old to be on a social media site like Facebook as long as they do it safely. The problem with this harm minimisation approach is this: Read full article

Infectious Baby Laughter - a Funny Power Drill

Watch a baby laugh hysterically at the short burst of noise from a small power drill. We are a big fan of baby's laughter here at happychild. Send this to anyone who needs a smile on their face today. Short one minute video. Read full article

Baby Vervet Monkeys for your Dose of Cute

Some furry baby monkeys frolicking - waste a bit of time with your toddler or preschooler watching these cuties playing together. Remind you of anyone? Read full article

Even Polar Bear Mums Have to Drag Their Kids Out of the Water

<a href="/blogs/2012/07/27/even-polar-bear-mums-have-to-drag-their-kids-out-of-the-water">Even Polar Bear Mums Have to Drag Their Kids Out of the Water</a>

A mother polar bear helps her baby out of the water and on to the ice and snow. Gorgeous video. Shared with us by happychild blogger Carol Duncan who is recently back from the Australian snowfields. No polar bears there. Read full article

Twelve Year Old Interviews his 32 Year Old Self - Clever

<a href="/blogs/2012/07/06/twelve-year-old-interviews-his-32-year-old-self-clever">Twelve Year Old Interviews his 32 Year Old Self - Clever</a>

32 year old Jeremiah McDonald interviews his 12 year old self, or is it the other way around? Watch and be enthralled. When Jeremiah was 12 he videoed himself asking questions of his older self. His "older self" has now made a short film (less than 4 minutes) participating in that interview. Suitable for all ages but the phrase "what the hell" does make one appearance. Read full article

Caine's Arcade - Imagination, Inspiration, Cardboard and a Boy

Thanks to happychild blogger Carol Duncan for leading us to this wonderful 10 minute video about a nine year old boy, Caine, who built a games arcade out of cardboard boxes. He gets a huge surprise when an adult arranges, via social media, for a lot of eager customers. A fun and inspiring ten minutes for adults and children about play, creativity, vision and social media. Read full article

Love Babies? How about Baby Owls?

Super cute video of baby owls - these are three rescued baby burrowing owls at the London zoo. You might want to take them home with you. Read full article