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Should Kids Have Smartphones?

November 10, 2022

Take a look at this photo. Remind you of anyone? Common Sense Media says that 43% of kids 8 to 12 now own a smartphone. Is that a good thing? Many young people tell TIME for Kids that smartphones help…

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IN THE ZONE Video games are a popular form of entertainment. But some people think kids spend too much time staring at screens.

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Should Governments Regulate Screen Time?

March 3, 2022

In fall 2021, the United States Senate held a hearing. It was about Facebook. Senators discussed whether it’s bad for children. Senator Dan Sullivan, of Alaska, said that national screen-time limits could protect kids. He mentioned something that happened in…

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Should Zoos Still Exist?

November 4, 2021

Happy is an Asian elephant. She lives at the Bronx Zoo, in New York City. But the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says the zoo doesn’t give Happy the space and socialization she needs. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo…

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Science

The Kid Report: Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

The story “Testing the Water”—about how scientists are testing wastewater for the coronavirus—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Allie Amison took part in a wastewater testing program at her school, and writes about it below. The University…

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Space

The Kid Report: Inside the Crew Dragon

September 10, 2021

The story “Inside the Crew Dragon”—about the Inspiration4 mission—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Neela Sembroski, 9, is the daughter of Inspiration4 astronaut Chris Sembroski. Below, she shares her perspective with TFK readers. Let me start at…

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Should Summer Reading Be Mandatory?

June 7, 2021

Reading is fun! But should it be required? Many kids are assigned books to read over the summer. Some people say summer reading keeps kids’ minds sharp. Others say kids need a break. Here, TIME for Kids readers weigh in.…

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Environment

Grow Your Own Garden

April 8, 2021

Starting a garden might seem daunting. But with a little planning and a few tips, you’ll be growing in no time. One of the key things to remember is to grow what you love. This way, you’ll be sure to…

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Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company in the United Kingdom. Its stores sell health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots began a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points to use toward store purchases. In the…

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Should Cursive Be Taught In Schools?

January 21, 2021

Even in the age of computer keyboards, the ability to write neatly on paper is important. Kids are taught to print their letters, or write each one separately. That looks like what you’re reading now. But what about cursive writing?…

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Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

September 11, 2020

To vote for president of the United States, a person must be 18 years old. In the U.S., the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. That was in 1971. Today, many…

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