Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Your daily kids news podcast

Social media ban for kids; Belgium’s mullet festival; Orcas sink a sail boat; and the wonderful world of whale chat.

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Hey kids, South Australia is on a mission to make under-14s go cold turkey on social media like TikTok and Instagram! They think it’s time to shield young eyes from the not-so-kid-friendly stuff online. It’s going to be tough, but they’re trying to make the internet a safer space.

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has opened Australia’s piggy bank and guess what? There’s a surplus! That means more cash to splash in the coming years. Keep your ears perked up for the word ‘surplus’—it’s good news!

Over in Belgium, it’s business in the front, party in the back at the Festival of the Mullet. More than 200 hair heroes rocked their cool cuts. Who knew a haircut could be the star of the show?

Imagine chatting with whales! Scientists are decoding the ‘clicks’ and ‘clacks’ of sperm whales, getting closer to understanding their sea secrets. Maybe one day, we’ll all talk whale!

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