#childsafety | New code aims to force tech giants to protect kids online

The UK’s data regulator has published a set of standards which it believes will force tech companies to take protecting children online seriously. The Appropriate Design Code, drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) covers everything from apps to connected toys, social media platforms to online games, and even…

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#childsafety | Behind a door with a teddy bear on it, inmates reconnect with their children in the jail’s new child-friendly visitation room

Two days before Christmas, two teenage girls brim with updates for their mom — details of a new job, plans for winter break, their dream list of presents. Their mother, Jennifer Watkins, shares her dream, too — the new house she hopes the three of them will share one day….

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#childsafety | No Ordinary Joe | SheridanMedia.com

Joe didn’t enter into the service of his country thinking about legal advice and the costs associated with attorneys and long drawn out courtroom battles. It just wasn’t something that readily came to mind. Bootcamp and the challenges it presents, leaving home, being away from family and friends, the possibility…

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#childsafety | Chinese firm buckles up with more safety features as criticism mounts [Exclusive]

Recently security researchers from Checkpoint, a cybersecurity company, revealed that TikTok, one of the most popular apps used by hundreds of millions of teenagers around the world, had serious vulnerabilities that would allow the cybercriminals to manipulate the user data and reveal their information. The newly detected flaw would have…

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#childsafety | Interest in ‘Kidpower’ spikes in wake of Sonoma assault

The January 7 abduction and sexual assault of a local middle school student, and the subsequent attempted abduction of a second, triggered a range of complex emotions as Sonoma residents grappled with the grim news. The difficult process is familiar to Jennifer Blackwood, local liaison for Kidpower International, an organization…

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#childsafety | 10 safety tips for Sonoma families

At the Jan. 14 Sonoma Valley community safety event to discuss the Jan. 7 crimes against two Altimira Middle School students, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office, the Sonoma Valley Unified district, Glen Ellen therapist Rebecca Bailey and abduction survivor Jaycee Dugard the following tips: A buddy system is always best….

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#childsafety | Young Canadians are being sold ‘gender-affirming’ top surgery on Instagram

You have 5 free articles left today, enjoy reading. Author’s note: I am grateful to the recently-launched caWsbar (Canadian Women’s Sex-based Rights) for bringing the McLean Clinic, and its aggressive marketing techniques, to my attention, as well as for files they contributed to this column. Dr. Alicia Hendley, Phd in…

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#childsafety | Villieria police care for Moot learners

Warrant officer Marinda Austin with her grandson, Anrico Junior O Kelly. Photo: Supplied As part of a safety campaign, the Villieria police paid a visit to most of the schools in their precinct last week on their first day. Police spokesperson Captain Coba Brits said the schools were visited by…

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#childsafety | Trudeau to talk carbon tax, public safety with Manitoba premier on Day 2 of cabinet retreat

The Liberal cabinet retreat begins its second day in Winnipeg Monday with a meeting between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister to talk about public safety, flood protection and the thorny topic of the federal carbon tax. Pallister has said he’ll push the PM for some flexibility on the carbon…

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#childsafety | A top doctor and anti-pollution expert reveals: The secret to ageing well in our toxic times

We all know we live in a fog of pollutants, exposed without much choice to the chemicals in car fumes, industrial waste, pesticides and heavy metals. We’re less aware of the toxic chemicals to which we expose ourselves voluntarily — our hair dye, nail polish, perfume, deodorant, hair spray, kitchen…

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