Archives for October 2008

The Age of Conversation 2: A Tribe of 237 Leading Change

AOC2--Double the flavor, double the fun! (quick, name that ad!) The ever prolific Seth Godin of Purple Cow fame (yes, I’m proud to be one...moooo!) has a new book out called … [Read more...]

Reverse Trick or Treating? Isn’t That, Um, Marketing?

As one who is always looking for an easy ‘twofer’ (whether it’s a sunscreen that moisturizes, an inside-out raincoat, or a trick or treating door-knock to recycle unused toys) I started pondering the … [Read more...]

Halloween Make-Up Tips For Kids Costumes On the Fly

Update Oct. 30, 2016 Before you slather on fun face paint for a cute, quick costume, remember that kids are more sensitive to any and all chemicals coming their way... In addition to these fresh … [Read more...]

Treat Suneet By Voting for Dream Village TODAY At IdeaBlob!

Crowdsourcing has become quite the ‘thang’ with ideas percolating all over the globe on how to create healthier worldviews for kids online, offline, and bridging both worlds in between! … [Read more...]

Dream It. Do It. Youth Grants For Social Change in Virtual Worlds

PDiddy-Puff Daddy-Diddy dude step aside, as THIS is the kind of D.I.D.I. initiative that I want to see out there!!! D.I.D.I. stands for Dream It. Do It…An Ashoka Youth Venture effort with … [Read more...]

Toxic Coinage Consumption: Melamine Scare Spooks Parents

Argh, maties! These Sherwood Brands Pirates Gold Coins shiver me timbers! I’m quite accustomed to the annual viral parent panic of tainted candy of some kind or other each year, but this … [Read more...]

“Check It Out! I Got A Sponsor For My Race!” A Wellness Media Mashup

Belated congratulations to our own Shaping Youth Nutrition MA, RD, and ACSM Certified Health Fitness Correspondent Rebecca Scritchfield, (yes, those letters ALL matter, as she’s worked her tail … [Read more...]

Kidney Stones In Kindergarten? Put Down the Sports Drink, Kiddo!

Today’s New York Times reports "A Rise in Kidney Stones Seen in U.S. Children," naming high sodium intake of processed foods as one of the culprits, sending wee ones into urology clinics (no pun … [Read more...]

Adina’s Deck World Premiere, Health 2.0, Me to We, instant ridesharing

Been a busy week with the digital advances transpiring at the  Health 2.0 national conference in S.F., (full debrief on kids Gaming4Health panel upcoming) plus this weekend’s Adina’s … [Read more...]

Parents for Ethical Marketing: The Role In Shaping Youth

The name alone is a winner. “Parents For Ethical Marketing.” It’s universal, inclusive, and makes my name generation synapses smile (metaphorically, grammarians; hold the … [Read more...]

FCC Comment Extension On Kids Product Placement ‘til Nov. 17!

Your turn to sound off if you’d like to join me (and 173 other orgs and commenters at last count) to reinforce the notion that embedded advertising (product placement) does not belong in young … [Read more...]

FCC: Kids Programming Is Laden With Product Placement

That’s my official FCC filing at left, (squeaked in under the deadline today, explained why later) which emphatically states kids should be OFF LIMITS to embedded ads designed to bypass the Tivo … [Read more...]

Health 2.0: Got Mercury? Cellphone Tool For Fish Fanatics Like Me

Calling all kids, moms-to-be and women like me who eat fish a lot: Since we’re evidently more at risk than others from harm due to mercury ingestion and fish consumption, there’s now a … [Read more...]

Farmers Markets Go Digital: Find Healthy Food Near YOU!

Tonight Shaping Youth proudly hosts filmmaker Amy Kalafa of Two Angry Moms at Parents Place joining Farmers Market pals like Sarah Nelson of Fresh Approach who is stellar at getting the word out … [Read more...]

Kids Online UnConference: Everyone Has An Agenda, Including YOU!

November 13, 2008: Be there for the Kids Online: Balancing Fun and Safety Unconference! A few years back when I heard the geek/chic term “UnConference” I immediately thought it must be … [Read more...]

United Nations Association Film Fest: Not Your Ordinary Kids Flicks!

Is it me, or is the 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) a screamin’ deal and a fabulous find? (tix here) Yah, yah, I know…documentary schmockumentary, too heavy when … [Read more...]

Blog Action Day: Overcoming Poverty With Global Water

It’s been a hairy day of stressful mayhem, as I slid in my socks on the linoleum floor of digital deadlines to file my grant app for the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media Learning Competition … [Read more...]

Media Simulations Where Kids Cast Their Vote: Silly or Sage?

I vote sage. But you probably figured that. Sunday's Kids Pick the President Nickelodeon News special fell off my radar...even with Linda Ellerbee’s encouragement to get in the practice of … [Read more...]

Teen Read Week: Will Smith’s “Running & Reading” Kid Vid Endures

Sept. 8, 2016 Update For International Literacy Day, I'm reprising the award-winning Will Smith "Running and Reading: Key to Life" video as it still holds up even a decade later... Presented at the … [Read more...]

School Gardens Grow Healthier Kids: Seeding Green w/Richard Louv

Grow your own greens, get kids to eat greens, get OUT in the green, turn people green, live green, teach green, plant trees to game green and even SEED green in virtual worlds, yep, I'd say the … [Read more...]