Embracing technology the right way

June 2019

This Futuristic School Teaches Kids How to Be Happy – And It’s Working
The initiative’s main goal is to offer children the skills for personal well-being and empowerment, and teach a balance between scientific and emotional intelligence. Let us know what do you think:
We Need To Do Better: Valuing Our Zero to Three Educators
According to Center for the Study of Child Care Employment “the work of an infant/toddler educator is clearly of vital importance to children in their first three years of life and can be enormously rewarding, yet it is also hard work, at low pay, and generally accorded little social respect.
Teenager who called UK’s Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ is jailed
«A teenage neo-Nazi who called Britain’s Prince Harry a race traitor and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years»
What kind of society we are living nowadays?, It is a new normal?
We are pretty sure it is our fault grown ups parents for let things like that happens
Empathy CAN Be Taught

We found an interesting article on a blo
were explain such an important and almost lost element…»emphathy»
Nowadays people seems to «want to be tough».,..but being tough does not mean being bad mannered or not show empathy to others.
read this interesting note and let us know your thoughts

May 2019

The nightmare videos of childrens’ and what’s wrong with the internet today

This is an outstanding speech from artist James Bridle.

«We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them,»

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Education For 2019
Let’s face it: the education sector—especially K-12 public school systems—aren’t usually the earliest adopters of new technology. Despite the fact that they’re equipping our children for the future, they don’t always move the fastest to get there.

April 2019

Harvard Psychologists Reveal: Parents Who Raise ‘Kind’ Kids Do These 5 Things…
Thankfully, Harvard psychologists have pinpointed the best ways to raise your child to be “kind”, and to retain that kindness throughout their lives.
MyFriendApp will bring back ethics, moral values and kindness to your early age kid.
Read it and let us know what do you think.
Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education
The potential automation of many jobs raises some big and tricky questions, but one of these hasn’t received sufficient attention: what is the true purpose of education at a time when machines are getting smarter and smarter?
‘Disturbing’ school bathroom fight video goes viral
Video of a Discovery Middle School student in Granger, Ind. repeatedly hitting a peer in the face and head has gone viral after it was shared to social media…… It is sad but this kind of situations happens more often than people want to accept, and it can cause a severe trauma or even lead to a tragedy.
The problem has to be solved at the root, from very the beginning, not after it happens,
And we are working to accomplish just that.
Teenage Suicide: Behind the smile of Reece Johnson
Avoiding this topic won’t make you safer, and if you are already a grown up person it doesn’t save you from the pain of losing a love one…
Suicide statistics are at it highest levels,
check this video and learn to see a sign of a potential suicide scenario.
Let us know your opinion

March 2019

Learning decision making through serious games.
A serious game or applied game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. The «serious» adjective is generally prepended to refer to video games used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, and politics.
Scarred by school shootings
Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tolls are repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked.
Some people just do not want to accept a reality that unfortunately it is way too hard to ignore.
We at MyFriendApp confront and learn about this problem to be able to help to solve it.
Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Apparently Dies By Suicide
The student’s death comes after the family of another survivor of the shooting, 19-year-old Sydney Aiello, confirmed Friday that she died by suicide after struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor’s guilt.
We at MyFriendApp believe in having a chance to prevent those actions, we can identify kids behavior and help them improve their situation, prevention is key.
Read about it:
Kids’ relationships and learning with social robots
MyFriendApp is a product that it main concept is to improve kids lives. It will give kids customized education, proper content for their age and protect them against cyberbullying sexting, suicide thoughts and so on. This article proves our concept that kids can interact and being coached by a good AI. friend. Let us know your opinion.

February 2019

What’s the cost of corruption?
At MyFriendApp we believe that step by step we can improve society, injecting ethics and moral values on early age kids, We will help to develop a better generation of individuals with moral standards, part of it will be lowering corruption, haven’t you noticed that new «normal» is to take advantage of the situation or even over others no matter what?.
Corruption is very costly and it is a very long journey to lower it even a bit, but it will be one of our achievements.
Take a look at this study about how expensive is corruption nowadays.
Individual morality and ethics, and their place in modern society
Every individual has a moral compass; a set of guidelines instilled by family, society, religion, and experiences. Groups may argue over minutiae, but the broad arc of morality has many common threads. We should treat others kindly, we shouldn’t steal, we shouldn’t kill.
Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers
NOS is an independent online safety training provider founded by three fathers on a mission to keep children safe online. They believe that through an engaging Online Safety training and resources for school staff, parents and children, It can make a difference.
We at MyFriendApp want to share this info with you considering it provides valuable information.
Tell us what do you think:
Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies
All children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no ‘doer of extraordinary things’ gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them, and will mean different things to different kids. We can’t change that they will face challenges along the way. What we can do is give them the skills so these challenges are never able to break them.
Tell us what do you think:

January 2019

Early Childhood: What We Know, and What’s Possible

Early childhood care and education (ECCE), as defined by UNESCO, is the “holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.” We know these experiences shape young learners minds, attitudes and often behaviors.
Kids are the future of the world, if you want a better future we better educate kids better to see it.

Teaching Respect and Manners – How Do They Do It In Japan?
We use to believe It should be learned at home but some schools in Japan are teaching respect and manners to their early age students.
Watch it won’t hurt anyone and if you like it perhaps you can spread the word to try it on your neighbor.
Kids are our future and we depend on them to build a better world.
Check it out and give us your feedback.
Enjoy:
How to raise a generation of non-materialistic kids
We currently live in a very materialistic society and we at MyFriendApp want to share some info with you about how teach and educate your kids about those values.
It is a very sensitive topic but very important part of the moral values and ethics we want to inject back on kids.
Please read it carefully and let us know your thoughts.
THE TRUTH ABOUT UNSCHOOLING
We think that MyFriendApp could be a good fit for unschooling fans.
If you don’t know what is unchooling, it is a rapid growing market for people where parents prefer spend more quality time with their kids, it is legal and graduates are showing stunning results.
Take a look at this quick video and let us know your thoughts.

December 2018

Making Caring Common Project from Hardvard
Their vision is to build a world in which children have the moral and social capacities to care about and value the humanity in others — particularly those who are different from them — and engage with their communities, sacrifice for the greater good, and treat people well day to day
Check it out and give us your opinion:
Parenting In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
An article that our latest connection Mr. Ritchie Lucas shared with us, and as soon as we read it we decided to also share it with all of you. It is impressive how technology is getting into our lives and we better embrace it and be ready for it.
Let us know your opinion:
Texting and Children

Another great article from one of our friends, miss Leah Davies.
She has a bunch of articles about this matter and we wanted to spread her work.
Texting will stay for quite some time, so better learn about it to be able to understand and deal with it the best way possible.
Let us know your thoughts:

November 2018

Schools in the age of rapid innovation
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.In a new age of information, rapid innovation, and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. How can the latest research help us fix education in America? Can the science of learning—including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators—reveal how kids’ brains work?
Check it out and give us your opinion about it.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Education
We want to keep you updated with the latest tendencies and trends about the future of education, so you will be ready for it, have a new option or at least know what is going to happen soon.
Remember our commitment is not only to fight bullying, cyberbullying and so on.
We want to build a better generation for a better world.
Check it out and give us your opinion about it.
Nearly 1 in 5 teens seriously considers suicide. Can schools offer relief?
The statistics are sobering: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18, and the number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or suicidal has risen. But experts say suicide is preventable.
MyFriendApp team believes that using latest tech properly, we can prevent it and in fact we have the commitment to over time inject ethics and moral values on kids.
Suicide is a serious matter, it could happen to anyone, even to the kid that looks like he/she is enjoying «the perfect live».
Check it out and give us your opinion about it.
Understanding Ethics Through Game Design and Educational Goals
Professor Karen Schrier, Founding Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College, developed the Ethics, Practice, and Implementation Categorization (EPIC) Framework in 2015 for the use of use video games in ethics education, proposing seven educational goals, and 12 strategies for ethics games.
Check it out and give us your opinion about it.
Long term effects of Bullying
Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying—or something else—is a concern.

October 2018

A sample of what AI. technology is capable of doing within the education market
We all know AI. technology is here to stay and it is already in markets like health, marketing, finance, architecture, etc. Mr Ashok Goel who did a test among his own students at the university (no kids) using an AI teaching assistant and none of the students noticed!.
Watch it, imagine all possibilities we can achieve using AI. technology the right way, and do not forget to share your thoughts.
Enjoy it:
Motivating Children

Leah is a connection of us with similar concerns and commitment for kids, she is the author of the following EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: 7 books, 10 DVDs, Kelly Bear C.A.R.E.S. Curriculum, Help Kelly Bear Board Game, and CD of Fun, Character BuildingSongs! The resources for children ages 3 to 9 enhance children’s emotional, social, physicaland intellectual development. They foster adult-child open communication and bonding.
Check it out:
No idea or time to teach ethics to your kids?….. There is a game for that!
From Tabletop Games to the Classroom – a series of videos presented by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning, this series of videos explores ways in which we can use game design principles to create fun and effective learning experiences for our students
Check it out:
Motivating Children

You like it or not, world is always on an unstoppable changing mode, one of the things haven’t changed in a while is education. This week we want to share some of the latest sparks trying to improve education for modern times, It is about customizing education.
Here at MyFriendApp we want to protect kids from the scourges in modern youth, but we also want to show new options for you to perhaps will help improve your kids education and future.
Check it out and give us your opinion about it

September 2018

it is very necessary to improve next generation education and behavior to safe the world.
Watch Mr. Philip Wollen stunning speech about what will happens to humanity if we don’t take action soon. Also he give us a solution to save the planet and to save all of us.
MyFriendApp commitment is to improve kids education, moral values, ethics, good manner to each others and so on.
Check it out and let us know what you think:
2017 Creativity Crisis Update: How High-Stakes Testing Stifles Innovation
We want to share an article from «CreativityPost» about declining creativity education within US for the last decade or so.
It is time to take action on this important matter, kids are the future not only for the country they were born but for the all humanity.
Check it out and let us know what you think:
10 reasons why Finland’s education system is the best
Time and time again, American students continually rank near the middle or bottom among industrialized nations when it comes to performance in math and science. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) which in conjunction with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that Americans are seriously lagging behind in a number of educational performance assessments.
Take a look at it and let us know what you think:
Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education
The idea that our formal education should end at 22 or 25 (much less 18) is now completely outdated. As technology changes more rapidly – and as humans live longer lives, with more people working well past traditional retirement ages – the need for flexible, responsive schooling and training models is acute.
Take a look at it and let us know what you think:

August 2018

Signs of Sexual Abuse – trigger warning!__If you don’t know this, you are doing an abuser a favor.
It is a hard topic and most people try to don’t heard about it, but to avoid knowing about this matter could help an abuser to accomplish such an horrendous act with one of your love ones. It is VERY important to recognize those signs before is to late. Learn about it:
We want to share Nancy Carlsson-Paige experiences with early childhood education in Canada
Canada has a generous parental leave policy, a Medicare for all health care system, and a much lower child poverty rate than we have in the U.S., Kids go to school with a sense of security, good health, and readiness to learn and thrive. It can be done.
Learn about it:
Education must be updated for modern times and PBL seems to be a great proposal.

If you are really concern about how to give your kids an education for modern times, take a look at Project Based Learning, Mr Alfonso Perez mentioned about it at LinkedIn and we agreed that it should be the new way to teach at schools.

Enjoy it:

Want to give your kids education for modern times? …try STEM.
There is a major movement in government, business and education that is geared toward educating and graduating more students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The reason is that this is the largest job growth segment in the 21st century and there is already a shortage of skilled workers to fill the positions.
Let us know what do you think.
Learn about it:
It is a very good thing to spread kindness and love on kids
With MyFriendApp we will protect your kids from social media serious issues, but on top of that and over time we will be able to inject ethics and moral values on them.
Watch 94 years old Mr Wally Richardson from a Sacramento School who every morning receive kids with high positive attitude, kindness and love.
Take a look at it and let us know what you think:

July 2018

Education is Key and you can learn about new options
Most people knows that education system is outdated for this modern times.
We consider Mr Andreas Schleicher work on education at PISA is outstanding.
Learn about his work and perhaps understand why we are concern about education.
Enjoy…
Did you know about «Still face» experiment on babes?
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is leveraging the simple practice of talking to babies and toddlers to nourish their brains and set them up for better performance in school and life.
Enjoy it:
This week we like to share this kindergarden concept

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world’s cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.

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