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I Sing Along To This All The Time. But When She Does, It Makes Me Really, Really Uncomfortable.

I love rap music, and I love the creative freedom that exists within the arts. I am also no fan of art being taken out of context in order to be unfairly criticized. That said, I have been in cars, at parks, and at parties where I hear someone's young kid recite a lyric that they too have heard in the wrong context (or, perhaps more accurately, at the wrong age). I offer this video to us all not as a cheap slap in the face to the music and culture that I love but as a mirror to ourselves, asking us where we are drawing our lines.

I Sing Along To This All The Time. But When She Does, It Makes Me Really, Really Uncomfortable.
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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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