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What do I need to know about kids + safe & responsible computing?

Mr. BlahLaLa and I are considering buying Kid BlahLaLa a laptop for his 10th birthday. (We want him to be able to play Minecraft and browse the internet.) We're a Mac family but I'm pretty sure this computer will have to be non-Mac because they're so much cheaper, which in turn opens up a whole world of internet security questions that I usually don't think about on my mac. Plus the whole idea of "Now I'm giving my kid a computer, what do I need to think about?" type of stuff. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 2, 2013 - 13 answers

Let's not get back problems this young

What non-computer based activities can I use to teach video game development to 10-12 year olds? [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Jun 6, 2012 - 21 answers

Where can I find issues of 3-2-1 Contact magazine from the 1980's?

Is there a library or archive that might have issues of 3-2-1 Contact magazine from the 1980's? 3-2-1 Contact Magazine was a kids print magazine in the U.S. from the 1980's onward, related to the PBS show produced by the Children's Television Workshop. The best I've found from casual searches of Internet resources is a 138MB zip of scans, but this archive is too incomplete for my purposes. Is there a library or archive that would have something like this? Or were magazines not considered archive-worthy, and personal collections (eBay, magazine forums) are my only hope? [more inside]
posted by dan_of_brainlog on Jun 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Computer excitement for a smart kid?

Looking for computer/internet recommendations for my 10 year old friend. What are the coolest, most interesting, and least consumerist activities, websites, and other digital/virtual things that I can introduce this kid to? What did you like to do with computers / the internet when you were that age? Bonus internet safety questions inside! [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jan 3, 2012 - 14 answers

No pr0n, please.

What's the best Net-Nanny-Type software out there for my 10 year old daughter's new MacBook Air? [more inside]
posted by madred on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Please Help Me Find Good Computers for My Two 7th Grade Boys

My two boys, both starting 7th grade in a couple of weeks, need computers...laptop or smaller? Smaller relates to cost? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Aug 21, 2010 - 27 answers

BASIC... for kids!

When I was home last weekend, my 9 year old nephew was on the computer when he turned to me and said, "Do you know how to write BASIC? All I can do so far is print 'Hi,' but it's really cool!" [more inside]
posted by little_c on Apr 21, 2010 - 42 answers

How do I explain programming to a 12-year-old?

Looking for some resources for explaining a programming career to middle school kids. [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Websites for Elementary Kids?

What are some school appropriate websites I can use in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Jul 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Kid Friendly OS for windows pc

Recommendations for an Operating system for Kids ages 3-6 [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips on May 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Make this Mac interesting to kids!

My husband lucked in to a free iMac and we'd like to set it up for our neice who is 11. Can you help us trick it out? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 4, 2008 - 10 answers

Games with Random Flash Action?

I'm looking for flash "games" suitable in content for a preschool child (ie: no gore, violence, etc.) where you click the mouse or press a key and something happens, but where you're basically just creating random action. For example, clicking the mouse on the screen might cause a "firework" to deploy or a bubble to be created or burst. Any suggestions?
posted by anastasiav on Dec 31, 2007 - 22 answers

Internet Parental Controls

What free software do you use to filter the internet for kids? [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Sep 1, 2007 - 19 answers

Help a geek inherit the earth

What language/environment would be a good choice now for a 6-year old math whizz to learn the basics of programming? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jun 16, 2006 - 35 answers

What should my child do now on the internet?

My 4 year old has outgrown the internet. [more inside]
posted by felix on Jul 27, 2005 - 12 answers

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