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Wattpad’s latest deal will turn its stories into TV shows and movies in Korea

Wattpad’s latest deal will turn its stories into TV shows and movies in Korea Wattpad’s ambitions to grow beyond a storytelling community for young adults took another leap forward today with the announcement of a new partnership that will help expand its reach in Asia. The company has teamed up with Huayi […]

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Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books

Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books Wattpad, an online community for original fiction whose stories have been turned into streaming hits like Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth,” is now turning its eyes to publishing. The company today announced the launch of a new division, Wattpad Books, that aims […]

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Teen debit card Current now acts more like a real bank account

Teen debit card Current now acts more like a real bank account Current, the app-controlled teen debit card that’s managed by parents, is starting to look more like a bank. Today, the startup announced it’s now adding to its debit account for teens support for routing and account numbers. That means working […]

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Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online

Pew: A majority of U.S. teens are bullied online A majority of U.S. teens have been subject to online abuse, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, out this morning. Specifically, that means they’ve experienced at least one of a half-dozen types of online cyberbullying, including name-calling, being subject to […]

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Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens

Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. The company announced this morning the addition of new features aimed at parents of children over the age of 13. Perhaps the most controversial choice Google has […]

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Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market

Roblox follows Minecraft into the education market Roblox, the massively multiplayer online game favored by the under 13 crowd, is following in Minecraft’s footsteps with a move into the education market. The company this morning announced a new education initiative, Roblox Education, that will offer a free curriculum to educators, along with international […]

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Facebook launches Youth Portal to educate teens on the platform, how their data is being used

Facebook launches Youth Portal to educate teens on the platform, how their data is being used There’s probably an important gap in attention being paid at internet companies to young kids that are good targets for parental controls and older ones who are having to learn to use the internet in a […]

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Amazon may launch a bank account aimed at teens, says report

Amazon may launch a bank account aimed at teens, says report Amazon has been in discussions with banks to create a product aimed at teens and other younger users who don’t have their own credit cards, or an interest in applying for one, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company […]

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Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests  To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing […]

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Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval

Amazon introduces a way for teens to independently shop its site, following parents’ approval  Amazon today announced a new way for teens to shop its site independently of their parents’ accounts and place their own orders, which parents can choose to review before allowing the purchase. Teens can also be assigned pre-set […]

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