The crackdown comes as research shows kids spend 14 hours a week watching telly
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Lead author Jean Twenge, a 47 year old professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has spent much of her career studying the attitudes and beliefs of younger generations. Most recently, in 2017, Twenge published a pop science book laying out her central argument that teens and young adults coming of age are especially lonely and disconnected, thanks in part to the growing abundance of social media and devices like smartphones. Her book is titled iGen: Why Today s Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.
”March 15 is going to make history, ” 13 year old Alexandria Villasenor, a co founder of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, tells TIME. ”There has never been a global day of climate action where students around the world are taking action for the same exact cause. ”Young people in nearly 100 countries mdash;including China, Uganda, New Zealand and Chile mdash;strikes in solidarity on the same day. The movement was primarily organized by three schoolkids mdash; Villasenor of New York, Haven Coleman of Colorado and Isra Hirsi of Minnesota (who also happens to be the daughter of freshman member of Congress Illan Omar) mdash; with an assist from hundreds of teens and tweens on the state and local level.
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Brantford resident Kari Slade leads a protest on Friday outside Brantford Brant MPP Will Bouma #039;s Nelson Street office against provincial changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Michelle Ruby The Expositor TORONTO mdash; School boards will get additional money to support students with autism, Ontario 's education minister announced Monday, as hundreds of kids may soon enter school because they will get less funding for therapy.
Sara Evans is serving up her country music family style with a heartwarming new side project. She s teaming with two of her teenaged kids for a six song EP titled The Barker Family Band.Arriving April 12, the EP features Evans daughter Olivia Barker (16) and son Avery (19). It was inspired after low key family singalongs of Fleetwood Mac 's "Dreams " and Evans hit "Born to Fly " took off on Instagram, and will feature those tracks alongside a few others. Covers of favorites by Beyonc , Aretha Franklin and Judy Garland are included, plus an original track written by the kids called The View. "
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Designed for primary grade children, Bolo Android app helps to improve both English and Hindi reading skills of kids by encouraging them to read aloud. The app also gives instant feedback.
Deputies found the victims inside a home in Terrytown just after 7 a.m., Jefferson Parish Sheriff;s Office spokesman Jason Rivarde said. The injured were taken to a hospital.At a news conference later Wednesday, Sheriff Joe Lopinto said the suspect confessed to the crimes and would likely face at least several counts of first degree murder. Lopinto would not release any details about the suspect 's relationship to the victims. He also refused to release the suspect 's name or those of the victims but did say the deceased children ranged in age from 8 to 14.
by Ivan Mehta mdash; in India Google just released a new Android app called Bolo ( speak in Hindi) that s designed to help children learn Hindi and English. It works completely offline, making it ideal for use in rural areas with poor mobile connectivity, and comes with a friendly voice assistant to guide kids through the included lessons aimed at primary grade students.
Twenty nine parents traveled to the U.S. Mexico border on Saturday to seek asylum in hopes of being reunited with their children, who were ripped away by federal agents under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. (Photo: Families Belong Together Twitter)After spending several hours at the U.S. Mexico border with attorneys and immigrant rights advocates on Saturday, 29 parents separated from their children then deported under President Donald Trump's so called "zero tolerance" policy were allowed to take a crucial step toward applying for asylum and reuniting with their kids.
By Dalal Mawad in Beirut, Lebanon 27 February 2019On a recent afternoon in a drab neighborhood in the west of Lebanon s capital, Beirut, a brightly coloured bus pulls up to the side of a street. A group of children selling chewing gum and tissues to drivers at a busy intersection quickly pack away their wares and gather at the roadside, eagerly waiting to hop on board. They call to us here, they tell us to come and play, says Abed, a 12 year old refugee from Syria. We love coming here. For a few hours, Abed and his friends get the chance to be normal children again, playing and learning away from the dangers of the streets.
Videos of popular kid shows like Peppa Pig on YouTube have been showing the creepy Momo Challenge character, asking children to hurt others and themselves, Manchester Evening News reported late on Tuesday.
The nominations for Nickelodeon #39;s 2019 Kids Choice Awards are in. With categories spanning across television, movies, music and social media, the KCAs picked the youth #39;s top superstars for the running.Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande are all up for major awards, while the coveted favorite breakout artist includes Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Dan Shay, Juice WRLD, Kane Brown and Post Malone.