1. Tech

    Amazing Toy Series Lets Kids Customize Their Own Adorable Robot

    You know what's better than playing with robots? Getting to build your own robots and then draw awesome faces and clothing on them using only your imagination. That's the dream Ultra Ordinaire wants to make into a reality with their line of Play Communs toys, which they unveiled at MakerFaire this year. Man, how did we miss these?

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  2. Tech

    Kids Say The Darndest Things About Social Media (And Also Farts) [Video]

    Comedian Mark Malkoff asked a bunch of young kids what they know about social media networks like Twitter and Facebook. You'll be happy to know that they had no idea what that was and wanted to talk about Star Wars and butts instead. See? There's some hope for future generations!

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  3. Tech

    We Want To Stop Doing Everything And Just Play With Kinetic Sand [VIDEO]

    Kinetic Sand is potentially the most enthralling children's toy we've ever seen. It's like putty, but without the smell or the mess. It sticks to itself. It looks like molten lava, if lava was crumbly and made you happy when you touched it. Just watching the video is soothing. We need to get our hands on some of this, stat.

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  4. Weird

    French Teacher Suspended for Showing Saw to Sixth-Grade Class

    It's that time of year again when kids are starting summer vacation and teachers just couldn't give a damn. Yesterday, we brought you the story of a fourth-grade teacher from Wisconsin who got falling down hammered while chaperoning a class field trip. Today, Europe is getting in on the action as a sixth-grade teacher in France has been suspended for putting on a viewing of Saw for a roomful of 11-year-olds. If he really wanted to watch a Cary Elwes movie that badly, it occurs to us that The Princess Bride might have saved him a lot of trouble. Also, it's a good film, unlike Saw.

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  5. Entertainment

    Watch Folks Tell Children That They’ve Eaten All Their Halloween Candy [Video]

    Some might say that tricking kids into believing that you've eaten all their Halloween candy is a cruel joke. They might very well be right, but that hasn't stopped Jimmy Kimmel from requesting videos of folks doing exactly yet. Though this is the second time he's performed this kind of segment, there's a surprise twist with the last few kids that makes it even better than the original. Even if the ending doesn't tug on your heartstrings, the rest of the video includes some rather humorous reactions.

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  6. Tech

    Study Finds 88% of Sexual Content Posted by Young Folks Online Stolen by Porn Sites

    Anyone that's been around the Internet for any amount of time is probably well aware that uploading images and videos to it effectively means losing control of those images and videos. Unfortunately, this is often something learned through personal experience. Young adults and children, which are increasingly online, aren't exactly the kind of folks that know about this little idiosyncrasy. A study conducted by the Internet Watch Foundation into the amount of sexually explicit images and videos online of young people found that 88% of those found were on parasitic pornography websites which had culled their content from the original source.

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  7. Science

    Kids With a Sedentary Lifestyle Shown to Have Nine Times Poorer Motor Coordination

    In a recent study conducted in Portugal, researchers found that children aged nine to ten who spend 75% of their time engaging in sedentary activities, such as watching TV or using a computer, are up to nine times more likely to exhibit poor motor coordination than more active children in the same age range. Not too surprising, right? The researchers also concluded that sedentary activity levels are an independent predictor of poor motor coordination in skills such as balance and jumping. In other words, it doesn't matter if a kid plays in Little League or if the only exercise he gets is walking home from school, he'll still have subpar motor coordination if he spends too much time on the couch.

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  8. Entertainment

    These Star Wars Villains as Kids Will Force Choke You With Cute

    The Octopus Tree House took the villains of Star Wars and made them more adorable than you could possibly imagine. Take a peek into the childhoods of Vader, Jabba, Palpatine, Boba, the Wampa, and a sand person with these amazing illustrations.  The set of six 12x12 prints are available over at Etsy for $110 (or $20 each). We have a gallery after the jump with all six of the painfully cute illustrations. Never before has the dark side been quite so cute.

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  9. Weird

    Kid Plus Fake Lie Detector Equals Genius [Video]

    Jimmy Kimmel might still be best know for The Man Show but Jimmy Kimmel Live consistently produces amusing skits of a wide variety. Take, for example, his latest outing where Kimmel sits down with Blake, a boy of seven, and hooks him up to a fake lie detector. Hilarity ensues. He proves once and for all that kids really do say the darndest things.

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  10. Tech

    Report: Facebook Considering Kid-Friendly Options

    When I was a kid, my parents wouldn't let me get an AOL Instant Messenger account until I was 14 because of some language one of them somehow spotted in the Terms of Service. Likewise, today's youngins shouldn't be allowed to dive into the deep and terrifying abyss of "The Facebooks" until they have reached the ripe old age of 13. Not content with its current user pool of adults, Facebook is looking into a way to rope kids in on the fun, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Get 'em while they're young and they'll never break free, right?

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  11. Entertainment

    Kids Reenacting The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” [Video]

    In honor of the passing of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, otherwise known as MCA, James Winters and family made this adorable video of little kids reenacting the music video for "Sabotage."

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  12. Gaming

    Caine’s Arcade Is The Best Cardboard Arcade Ever To Be Run By A 9-Year-Old

    Kids are pretty uniquely talented when it comes to being able to get fired up about things. I, for instance, had grand plans to build a Commander Keen-style spacecraft out of my parents' old car and some box fans. 9-year-old Caine Monroy from L.A. had plans to construct his own arcade out of cardboard, and operate it out of his dad's used auto parts store. Unlike me, Caine stayed devoted to his goal and found insane success when his first customer Nirvan Mullick organized a flash-mob of other patrons and filmed a short documentary about it. Kind of makes you wonder if you pursued your childhood dreams hard enough, doesn't it?

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  13. Weird

    Man Who is Crushed by Cute Baby Goats is the Envy of Us All

    It's late afternoon on a Friday and, odds are, you're probably reading this at work. If that's the case, then we can be collectively envious of this yellow-shirted man (who is almost certainly someone's uncle) as he lays down in the grass and allows some goat kids to jump on his back for a while. It's probably the cutest thing you'll see all day. If this doesn't make you flip over your desk and run off to become a farmer, I don't know what will.

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  14. Weird

    Dad’s Reflexes Kick In Just In Time [Video]

    Kids are tough. You've gotta give them enough space to strike it out on their own a little and make their own mistakes, but at the same time, you need to be ready to have their back at a moment's notice. Sounds tough, right? Need an example? Check out Awesome Dad here who not only manages to give his tyke free reign to practice the valuable skill of toddling, but also manages to save his kid's face from some nasty scrapes. Also, he saved himself from a car ride of screams on the way home, probably, but that's just a bonus.

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  15. Weird

    Survey Shows Many Young People Not Upset By Facebook or Email Hacking

    Just recently, Kashmir Hill of Forbes dug through the results of a poll MTV and the Associated Press did about social networking and Internet use among young people. The staggering result she found is that around 21% of the 1,335 14-24 year olds reported that their email, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, or "other" accounts or emails had been accessed and used by someone other than themselves without permission. The more staggering result is that, of those victims, 22% said it didn't upset them at all, and 37% said it only upset them a little. That's a total of 59% of victims that wouldn't say they were even moderately upset. When asked about whether they thought about the consequences of uploading things to the Internet, mainly that this is no going back, the numbers show that many younger users have barely given this any thought. 41% had given little-to-no thought to the fact that you can never tell where these things will wind up. 44% gave little-to-no thought that stuff might come back to haunt them. 69% gave little-to-no thought that, man, the cops could see this stuff.

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