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  1. VTech joins fray with tablets for children

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez VTech Holdings, the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, has entered the fast-growing media tablet market with an offering that is strictly for children- the InnoPad. The company, which is also a leading global supplier of electronic learning toys, described the InnoPad as a multimedia educational tablet computer for children aged four to nine years. ...

  2. Should young children be allowed a Facebook account?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie

    ... and bad language they come across on Facebook? The problem with young children having a Facebook account is they cannot decide what is harmless and what is unsafe. They are exposed to a variety of dangers- from child molesters to cyber bullies- yet they are far too young to cope with them. Another serious problem is that Facebook can be addictive and young children could spend hours on it, ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Green buses would greatly benefit HK KMB is trying out a bus which runs on electricity and, it is claimed, emits zero emissions. The company has leased the bus from a Shanghai company for six months to see how it will do on Hong Kong's roads. It plan ...

  4. Balancing family values and children's privacy

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... treaty in the world. But there is a debate about where to draw the line between children's rights and the rights and responsibilities of parents. Lawmakers in Hubei have added fuel to it with a provincial juvenile protection law that forbids parents checking their children's mobile phone text messages, e-mails or online chat records without permission. This goes further than a national ...

  5. Warning on phone danger to children

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Will Clem

    ... Lai Ying-kit, Will Clem and Liz Gooch Evidence mounts on risk of mobiles Health officials have warned that children should avoid using mobile phones unnecessarily after an Australian study ... possible and children should only use mobiles in emergencies. 'There is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours. The link ...

  6. Children and parents clashing over Web habits, says survey

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... she said. Mrs Lam is not alone in her struggle to cope with children surfing the Web. A survey of 1,906 pupils and their parents between October and November last year found many parents resorted to extreme behaviour, including beating and cutting the power to computers, in order to drag their children away from the screen. 'Even though I locked the computer in another room ...

  7. Keep an eye on children's Web activity, parents told

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Parents have been warned they could pay the price if they fail to keep an eye on their children's internet activity. The warning follows the out-of-court settlement of 14 illegal ... providers (ISPs) were compelled by court order to hand over their details, said all were children of the subscribers, aged 12 to 19. They were tracked down in the first wave of industry action, ...

  8. Plan to help children bridge digital divide

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Children from poor families have been promised help to access computers as the government moves to develop Hong Kong as a world-class digital city. The initiative follows ... children's education and personal development. But the Digital 21 Strategy, updated yesterday, says the 'digital divide' is not simply about cost. 'Some individuals may not have ...

  9. Hi-tech system keeps tabs on children

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... problem of children being kidnapped on their way to school. This new system provides parents with instant notification when their child arrives at school, so that they know they are safe ...

  10. Parents and children must learn that theft includes bits and bytes

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... really be aimed at young children as well as parents, so that the whole notion of stealing from others can include the theft of digital assets. As a parent who works in the TV industry, I tell my children that every episode, every song and every movie is the result of days, if not weeks or months, of hard work. When someone downloads a song or movie illegally, they are stealing that work. ...




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