Children encounter artificial intelligence in apps, toys, websites, and at school. Artificial intelligence entails some risks for children but can also be very useful.
Kategori: Kids and media
Are you an immigrant? Almost all Norwegian children between 9 and 11 years old have their own mobile phones. If you have moved to Norway, you may come from a country where it is common for children to be much older before they get their own phone.
Use this playful exercise created to help children learn more about mobile phone usage and become aware of making smart choices – whether they already have their own mobile phone or desire one.
A dynamic social gaming platform that provides access to various types of games. This includes the classic Fortnite: Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, along with role-playing adventures, and a variety of horror and racing games.
PARENTS: Discover how to safeguard your children by setting up mobile phones, tablets, routers, gaming consoles, computers, games, and apps.
Have you recently immigrated to Norway? Here’s how you can receive assistance in learning the Norwegian language.
If you move to Norway from another country, there are two important things you have to learn – language and digital media use. Here are some helpful tips to guide you through the process.
Do you find it challenging to assist your teenagers with their homework? The Red Cross offers an online service to help middle school (ungdomsskole) and high school (videregående skole) students with their studies.
Here, we present a selection of mildly scary movies suitable for children to enjoy on Halloween. Remember to check the recommended age limits.
It's important to safeguard children from excessive exposure to videos depicting war and disasters. Follow these valuable tips.
If your child experiences online abuse, you have the right to receive free legal assistance.
Has a nude photo of a minor been spread on social media? You can notify it on the ‘Take It Down’ website. It has an agreement with many major apps and can help remove the images.
3 out of 4 children and adolescents in Norway play video games, according to Children and Media (Barn og Medier) 2022. So, it can be said that it is one of the biggest leisure activities among Norwegian children.
When an adult or adolescent attempts to befriend a child with the intention to abuse, it is called «grooming». Here are some tips and information about grooming.
There are alternatives to Google search. Microsoft has a search engine called Bing that combines internet search with the artificial intelligence “ChatGPT.” Read about age limits and personal data collected by Bing.
Barnevakten Kids and Media has created a list of games and apps that anyone can master, even adults!
Your kids are talking to a synthetic omniscient friend inside the app Snapchat. The artificial conversation-friend based on ChatGPT gives the experience of a supportive “human being.” However, our tests found that it provided hair-raising factual errors every now and then. We have also found that it lacks transparency about how it is put together and what personal data is collected.
Mobile phones, computers, apps, and games can contain a lot of information that children should keep safe and private. Fortunately, there are smart ways to protect them from fraud and crime. Here, you can read the facts and advice on this topic.
Here you can read more about how to find useful parental settings for game consoles, mobile, and PC.
Social media and games have become a continuation of the friendship in the schoolyard. What is needed for children to thrive digitally? And what school and home should do to collaborate?
Profiles are created for children to sell advertising and to keep their interest over time. In the worst case, vulnerabilities in children can also be exploited in an unethical way, says Finn Myrstad, Senior Adviser of the Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet).
The survey “Ungdata Junior” gives an overview of how 10-12-year-olds feel about friends, parents, school, and screen. The information was collected via a questionnaire. In Ungdata Junior 2020-2022, several surveys have been merged to provide national figures.
Norwegian parents give their children access to mobile phones and social media to avoid the children feeling excluded, but also for practical reasons. However, the role of parents is characterized by apprehension and uneasiness regarding children's screen use, but it becomes difficult to hold back when other children are allowed to use early.
In entertainment apps like TikTok and YouTube, there is an algorithm that determines which videos kids get to watch. With just a touch of a key, kids can reduce unwanted content from the feed.
According to a survey by the Norwegian Media Authority (Medietilsynet), there is a rise in nude selfie sharing among 13-14-year-olds. It has gone up from 3% to 8% in the last six years.
Filmoteket gives anyone with a Norwegian library card the opportunity to borrow and watch movies from the internet. Here there is a selection of children's and youth films, as well as entertainment, TV series, and documentaries for all ages. The offer costs nothing as it is part of the libraries' lending services.
More and more young people are watching porn. Some are watching it for the first time at primary school age. However, young people themselves believe that they are affected by porn for better or for worse. Here you can read the facts and advice on this topic.
Get an overview of time spent by children and set time limits, see who they follow, and an option to tell parents if they experience challenging content.
GAMES AND ADVERTISING: Children are exposed to advertising pressure from an early age. Now FIFA has launched a new football game in the Roblox Universe in partnership with Visa and Adidas. Elton John is also marketed with his own game there.
Too often, exercise videos on social media are about losing weight and body fat, and building muscle, says Christine Sundgot-Borgen, who has written a Ph.D. thesis on adolescents and their relationship to their own bodies.
REVIEW: Social app attempts to facilitate the sharing of “real” everyday moments. Users are encouraged to share content at certain times during the day.
In a recent update, Roblox has incorporated age ratings on the games found on the platform. Parents can now screen out games by age. The solution is not flawless, though.
OCTOBER 17-23: In week 42, ‘Barnevakten’ invites all adults in Norway to play with the children. Create good memories. Sign up for our event and choose freely from a week of exciting content such as Minecraft building competitions, webinars, educational materials for schools, and more.
Popular social media to share videos and photos with friends and the whole world using creative tools. Parents should be aware of parental settings that can make Instagram safer to use.
Build and run a restaurant or amusement park with the kids. Play hide and seek or run through some crazy obstacle courses. Here are some Roblox game tips that you and your kids can play together.
Steam is one of the most popular platforms for buying games for PC. However, there you will find gross porno games with detailed sex scenes and full nudity.
With a Chromebook, children can visit websites, do homework, watch YouTube, and download apps and games from Google Play. With parental settings in place, you can block inappropriate websites and purchases and give your kids a customized YouTube experience.
Children should be allowed to be children. They should not have nightmares from watching scenes in movies and games where people are shot in the head and the blood spatters around. However, not everyone agrees with that.
Been to school, the store, or at a friend's house? By purchasing a Snapchat subscription, parents can see a 24-hour "recording" of children’s movements on a map.
Lots of boys read posts of the very popular Andrew Tate. Parents should familiarize themselves with what he stands for.
The popular and creative services of TikTok make it easy to watch and share short video clips with others. Parents should familiarize themselves with the settings to ensure children greater privacy and reduce harmful content.
The popular horror series on Netflix stars children and young people, but that does not necessarily make it suitable for young viewers.
Snapchat makes it easy to communicate with friends and groups with photos, text, and videos that “disappear” after viewing. In addition, you can watch videos and content from all over the world. Here we have provided some good advice and useful settings for the app.
Roblox can be compared to Netflix or YouTube – but for games! Here kids and young people can log in and access thousands of games created by other users and professional game developers.
Super-creative building game that gives kids the opportunity to create whatever their imagination might envisage!
Up to one hundred players fight each other until a person or a team is left as the winner. But Fortnite also offers a game package that is so much more than just that.
FIFA 22 offers an amazing football experience and great meetings with sporting icons. In this short article, you will get a simple overview of the popular game.
For many years it has been possible not to watch advertising while surfing internet. But now there are advertisements on almost every site you visit. Here we will explain how you can easily remove those ads from your kids' digital devices using ad blockers.
YouTube is a video streaming service that provides access to a sea of content. However, it can be characterized by a lot of advertising as well as videos that are not suitable for children. In this article, we’ll show you how you can customize YouTube for kids with parental settings. The YouTube app is marked “parental guidance” by PEGI and 17+ years in the App Store.
App with a recommended age limit of 3 years from PEGI and 4+ years from App Store. Android (Google)/iOS (Apple).