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To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.

This week: Apple Gets Family-friendly, Facebook for Kids?, Best Devices for School, Kids React to Internet of the 90′s

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Kemet, Intel, Apple, HP Sets Best Example For Conflict Minerals


Of the companies filing form SD and Conflict Mineral reports with the SEC this past Monday, a few raised the bar. Only a handful of these companies could declare “DRC Conflict Free” or “Portion DRC Conflict Free”. Even fewer, including Intel Corporation (INTC) and KEMET Corp. (KEM), conducted an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA) and named their auditor in the report. Apple and Hewlett-Packard also set positive examples, publishing full lists of suppliers and smelters, respectively. However, the vast majority of companies chose to file indeterminable.

Parents Get Do-over for In-app Purchases by Kids


Original Source Reuters

Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple Inc's online iTunes store.

The first time, he downloaded a free game and ended up spending about $60 before Mulcahy, 42, an internet  advertising and  marketing  executive from Andover, Massachusetts, received a notification of the charges a couple of days later.

Earth Month Tip: Waste Reduction

by Vince Digneo

Earth Day provides a great opportunity to take a moment to appreciate our planet and reflect on ways we can help protect it. In honor of Earth Day, we’re focusing this week’s post on waste reduction. Be sure to catch up on some of our energy and water conservation tips, too.

Google, Apple, Facebook Pushing Ahead with ‘Green Internet’

by Vikas Vij

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A new report released by Greenpeace says that Google, Apple and Facebook are spearheading the efforts to power the Internet with 100 percent renewable energy. The report titled “Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet” details how these Internet leaders along with a growing number of other tech companies have brought about a key shift in the choice of energy sources over the last two years.

How to Stand Out From the Pack of Tech Giants Reaching for 100% Green Power

SAP joins Google, Apple and others in setting the target. But they're taking different routes to get there. Is buying renewable-energy credits enough?

Software giant SAP plans to figuratively power its operations worldwide with 100% renewable electricity by the end of this year, according to its sustainability report released today. The move is aimed at helping the company offset its growing carbon emissions.

Apple's Climate Stance Signals Hope for Brave New World

By Mike Bellamente

In the court of public opinion, optics matter. And when the world's most visible company publicly recognizes its role in addressing climate change, people notice.

Can leadership from popular brands alter how we think about climate change?

Apple, San Diego International Airport, SolarCity and Sapphire Energy Join Call for U.S. Action on Climate Change

140+ California Companies Say Climate Change is the “Greatest Economic Opportunity Of the 21st Century”
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - As California battles the worst drought in centuries, more than a dozen major California-based businesses, including Apple, SolarCity, San Diego International Airport, Sungevity, and Sapphire Energy today signed the Climate Declaration, a business leader call to action that urges federal and state policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate cha

Apple Cracks Down on Supplies from Conflict Zones


(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Apple has released its latest supplier responsibility report that outlines the company’s resolve to crack down on the use of minerals from conflict-ridden regions of the world. The tech giant specifically pledged to stop using minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo that could fund war and human rights abuse.

Apple's Call of Action for Suppliers Sourcing Conflict Minerals


On Wednesday Apple announced that they will no longer be sourcing Tantalum from regions of conflict. The electronic tycoon asserted that their Tantalum suppliers are free of Conflict Minerals and that they will be announcing fellow suppliers who have not yet engaged in their due diligence to become conflict-free. Apple was previously scrutinized for their partnership with supplier Foxconn and the horrid working conditions for factory employees. Since then the mega brand has featured due diligence in maintaining and preventing better working conditions in their factories.


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