October 12, 2011
Topics: Gaming

The Challenges of Gaming in a Tech-Savvy World: Pros, Cons, and Playing to Learn

Walk into any school classroom today and there’s a good chance you’ll find children playing educational games – video games, computer games and online games.

What started with Pac Man and a game of Pong has turned into a 21 billion dollar industry producing games that incorporate sophisticated strategies, spectacular graphic effects and multi-layer, multi-player gaming platforms.

Gaming is almost impossible to avoid in today’s tech-saturated world. According to the...

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October 11, 2011

Facebook talks about suicide

Did you know Facebook is taking a stand to help prevent suicide? bNetS@vvy recently interviewed Facebook staff about their suicide prevention efforts and the feature on Facebook that most users may not know about. The great thing about Facebook is that they have a greater capacity to reach more people than most other outlets. “Even the smallest message like “how’s it going” or “how did you do on your test” can make a difference in someone’s world.”

Hear more of what they had to...

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October 11, 2011

5k...Black lights...Cyberbullying?!?

Q. What do black lights and a 5k run have in common?

A. Cyberbullying!

I came across a great article today about a Utah teen who is taking on the issue of cyberbullying in a very different way. Kinsey Eborn has initiated a 5k run that will bring awareness to her peers about cyberbullying. This run won’t be like any other. It will take place at night…with black lights. She said the black lights resemble the manner in which teens navigate the web.

“The lights will be a reminder that...

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October 10, 2011

Summertime Apps

Summer is here and many of you are taking vacations with your tweens. See the road trip applications from Common Sense Media, for all ages!

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October 10, 2011
Topics: Gaming

NSTeens has a new game for kids!

Check out our partner NSTeen's new game, Tad's Profile Panic.? Played similarly to Pac-Man, the game teaches tweens how to protect personal information on their online profiles.?? Try it out here!

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