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News Sources For Kids And Teens

Safe & Kid-Friendly Apps & Websites


Attention! Attention! Read all about it! Or should we? The news can be graphic and at times even frightening, yet it is important for children to be aware of current events and engage in the news. Little Steps has done some digging and found some fantastic apps and websites that have appropriately adjusted content. This way we can support critical thinking in our budding citizens of the world, without risking nightmares. Check out our top 3 picks for kids and teens to keep up with the news!

  • New-Sources-For-Kids-And-Teens-Hong-Kong-news-O-matic

    News-O-Matic is a subscription-based app, with a 1 week free trial period for a monthly subscription, and young users receive a daily top 5 news bulletins. Ideal for children aged 6-14 years, the news articles are concise and relevant. They cover topics such as technology, politics, fashion, space, science and sports, while a child psychologist reviews and safeguards the content to be appropriate. They also offer 3 different reading levels, as well as a “read to me” audio option. Within each article, interactive tools ensure this app will keep your little ones engaged, interested and informed and ready to discuss the news at the next family dinner!


    News-O-Matic, www.newsomatic.org/#at-home 

  • New-Sources-For-Kids-And-Teens-Hong-Kong-Time-For-Kids

    Time for Kids is a digital news magazine that allows parents to select the appropriate grade-level for their child and grants access to free articles on their website, making it ideal for any age. Educational and personal interest articles are available, covering topics such as environment, technology, the arts, entertainment, current events, and politics. Some, though not all, of the articles, include an option for audio, Spanish translation, and selecting reading ability levels. Your newsy munchkins may even be motivated to write their own news articles after reading some of the articles written by the Time for Kids Kid Reporters! Stay tuned for their annual competition for the next-gen of future reporters, previously opened to kids aged 14 years and under.


    Time for Kids, www.timeforkids.com

  • New-Sources-For-Kids-And-Teens-Hong-Kong-Dogo-News

    Dogo News is a user-friendly online magazine, with tabs categorizing articles into subjects that make it easy for kids to find what piques their interest. The articles are informative and child-friendly, with higher-level vocabulary highlighted within each piece for easy access to definitions for those little sponges. There is also an option to list articles by grade level from Kinder to Grade 12. Plus pictures, videos, and a fun word search game make each article more appealing. Kids can also sign up for a free Dogo ID! Allowing them to create custom avatars, comment on and share news, as well as bookmark favorite articles, books, and movies.


    Dogo News, www.dogonews.com

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