Children's Museum exec charged in child porn case
Wed Nov 7
I'm a huge Law & Order: SVU fan, but when those TV tales become reality, it makes my skin crawl. Such was the case reported in today's Washington Post, which alleged that Robert A. Singer, a National Children's Museum senior executive, had been charged with five counts of distributing child pornography over the Internet. The 49-year-old chief operating officer (and father of two!) was suspended from his job and barred from the museum. "According to a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, Singer sent images of naked children, some in sexual acts with adults, five times in August to a New York City police detective posing both as a mother and her 12-year-old daughter," The Post reports. "He struck up the correspondence through an AOL chat room called Cuties, known for exchanges of pornography, the complaint alleges." After searching Singer's AOL account, police found he had sent about 80 images of child porn from July to September, including the 18 images sent to the NYPD...
Santa would be proud
Wed Nov 7
Who said that surfing on Facebook was simply a way to procrastinate? Although many of us can admit to wasting countless hours searching for old friends and uploading photos (adults, admit it; you do it, too), 13-year-old David Robertson OF Mississauga, Canada, decided to log on and put the networking site to good use. For every person who joins his Santa Claus Fund Facebook group, he has pledged to donate $1 for children in poverty. About 120 people have joined so far, The Toronto Star, the fund's sponsor, reported. “I have always loved Christmas, and getting gifts, and when I was old enough to realize that other people don't have Christmas like I do, I really wanted them to be able to enjoy Christmas like me,” Robertson told the Star. To raise money, Robertson has done chores around the house, saved up his allowance and published print ads to gather donations. If an influx of people joins, he might have to set a cap, he said, because he can only donate as much as he...
Classic stories on DVD
Wed Nov 7
As I'm sure you can imagine, the offices here at Time Out Kids tend to look like a toy store came in for a visit and got sick to its stomach -- regurgitating the latest and greatest in kid-friendly entertainment. Amongst the myriad Ugly dolls (thank you to whoever sent us THREE last week) and the Beanstalk dude named Wolley, is a collection from the fab people at Scholastic. They sent over the Scholastic Storybook Treasury, featuring 100 children's storybook classics on 16 DVDs. Let's see, there are Where the Wild Things Are, Corduroy, Curious George Rides a Bike and, well, you get the picture. I had never really given this DVD set much thought, until a coworker made a passing comment about how kids should learn these tales from books (the old-fashioned way). What do you think? Would you buy the DVD set for your kids? Would you be upset if someone gave it them as a gift? Take our poll and comment below. MySpace Poll - Take Our Poll
Kid Picks reviews Bee Movie
Wed Nov 7
As we told you a few weeks ago, all of us here at Time Out Kids are kinda obsessed with Kid Picks, a site that interviews kids on camera after they've seen a new movie. These kids' opinions are honest, insightful and most of all, funny. But don't take our word for it. Check out Kid Picks' latest review for yourself below. Told 'ya you'd giggle like a schoolgirl. And there's plenty more where this came from. We'll be showcasing our favorite Kid Picks clip each week, so you'll know exactly which movie to take your own kid critic to. Visit kidpicksonline.com for more kid movie reviews. Related stories: The buzz behind Hollywood's latest insect flick More November movies
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