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8 fundamental Internet lessons to teach your kids

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With two things as rapidly changing as the Internet and a child’s development, sometimes safety settings aren’t enough.

Besides built-in precautions like Google SafeSearch, what should parents teach their children about the Internet, and when’s the right time to start?

According to Amy Morin, About.com’s child discipline expert and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, these lessons should start “right from the get-go.”

“The overall lesson is that the Internet can be a wonderful tool and doesn’t necessarily have to be dangerous, but that bad things can happen,” Morin says. Read more…

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‘Star Wars Epic Yarns’ shows the fuzzy side of the Force

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A long time ago, in a craft-minded household far, far away, two felt-sensitive siblings came up with the idea of remaking the original Star Wars trilogy in yarn.

The result, Star Wars Epic Yarns by Vancouver natives Jack and Holman Wang, will be published next April by Chronicle Books. The trio of books each contain 12 classic scenes from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi respectively, rendered in the adorable felt format.

Mashable got its hands on some exclusive early images — so if you’ve ever wondered what a handcrafted Jabba the Hutt or Yoda would look like, scroll on Read more…

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Phone-hacking editor Andy Coulson out of prison after five months

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LONDON — The former News of the World Editor who was jailed for conspiracy to hack the phones of crime victims, politicians and celebrities has been released from prison after serving five months of an 18 month sentence

Andy Coulson was released Friday morning from Suffolk’s Hollesley Bay Prison, leaving by car and saying nothing to reporters, according to the BBC. It has been reported that as a condition of his early release, he will have to wear an electronic tag until he has served out half of his full sentence

46-year-old Coulson, a onetime aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted following an eight-month-long trial prompted by revelations of illegal eavesdropping at the now-closed tabloid, which was owned by Rupert Murdoch R...

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Yik Yak threats shut down two California high schools in one week

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As one southern California high school reopened Thursday after a two-day lockdown following threats from an anonymous social networking app, another was put on lockdown.

In both instances, the threats came from an app called Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously from anywhere within a 1.5 mile radius of their location

The first threat was aimed at Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach, an affluent coastal city near Los Angeles, on Monday and prompted the school to cancel classes until Thursday, according to Reuters. Torrey Pines High School in San Diego was put on lockdown Thursday morning after school officials were made aware of similar threats made on the app, NBC reported. Read more…

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