Build your own headphones. Create, not just consume, technology. Kano was born from the challenge of 6-year-old Micah ‘I want to make a computer but it needs to be as easy and fun as Lego, so nobody has to teach me’. 4 years later Kano is present in more than 1000 schools and educational programs, with more than 150.000 kits distributed to 80+ countries around the globe.
Today’s kids are growing up with not only their friends and siblings posting pictures of them, but sometimes years and years of photos that their parents posted before they had a say in the matter. As a result, it’s pretty common for a kid to ask someone to take down a photo: According to the Avast Kids Online: Generation Lockdown survey, 48 percent of kids over the age of 12 have done so at some point.
When your kid gets their first phone, you can’t blame them for playing with it. But too many times, they do so to the exclusion of other people.
The truth is, tech has changed our kids’ friendships. Many of them would prefer to sit in their room and text than actually talk to someone. And in rare cases, they may not have any friendships that don’t revolve around a phone screen.
Just over a decade ago, smartphones became commonplace in pockets. The 35% of Americans who took the plunge in 2011 has now grown to more than 85%. This had made smartphones a staple of daily life in just a few years.
But we’re talking adults here, right? These are people who understand the potential dangers of the internet, as well as the risks of smartphone addiction and reliance, right? Not quite.
Today, just over half of children in the U.S. now own a smartphone by age 11. Yes, you read that correctly: over half. It’s no wonder that many kids expect a phone by the time they finish grade school.