Tag: games

After over 10 years, OnGuard Online is moving to a new home. Like any move, it’s bittersweet. But don’t worry, this isn’t goodbye.OnGuardOnline.gov is moving to the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer information site. At FTC...

Did you ever get an email that seemed legit, but it asked you to click a link or give up some personal information? Well, if you play massive multiplayer online games, be warned: phishers are looking for ways to get those emails into your inbox....

My mom always told me that my vision would get worse from sitting too close to a screen and playing video games — not better. But according to the FTC, Carrot Neurotechnology said you could improve your vision by buying and playing its $9.99...

If a company promises a new and innovative handheld gaming console, you’d expect the features to work as described in their ads, right? According to Sony’s settlement with the FTC, announced today, that wasn’t the case with ads for...

Ever hand your smartphone over to your kids? You probably didn’t think it could be a hundred-dollar decision — but for some parents, it was. Today the FTC announced that Google is settling charges that it allowed kids to spend money in...

North of the border, it’s Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages” – which, of course, is a theme that makes sense in the US, too.In fact, every time a kid plays Admongo, she learns...

Have kids in your life? Then you’ve probably got a collection of kids’ apps — or soon will. Whether it’s a game on your phone or a math app on your tablet, find out what apps might be doing — but might not be telling you — and what you can do about...

If you’ve got kids, it’s likely you also have video games — played on a game console, like an Xbox, Wii, or PlayStation, or on a handheld gaming device.If so, there’s something else you have: parental controls. They’re...

Odds are your kids play video games. And as their parent, you have ideas about what’s right for them when they do. Fortunately, tools like game ratings and parental controls can help you learn about the games your kids want to play — and...

Kids have busy lives. To keep up, they may begin spending time online: creating profiles, sharing photos, chatting with friends. The freedom to socialize on the go is great, but there are some risks, too. It can be easy for kids to over-share or...

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