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Rewards for Students Who Put Down Phones

An app that rewards students for time spent away from their phones is being released in the UK. Hold was developed by three students who met at Copenhagen Business School and wanted to develop something to help with the issue of device distraction. It has proved popular in Scandinavia, with more than 120,000 users across [...]

UNICEF Calls For Urgent Action to Protect Children Online

As more than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day – a new child every half second – UNICEF, the UN Children’s Agency, warned today that digital access means they are exposed not only to a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but also to a host of risks and harms. These risks [...]

By |2018-02-12T09:51:53+11:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Babies’ Brains Damaged by Pollution – Unicef

Seventeen million babies under the age of one are breathing toxic air, putting their brain development at risk, the UN children's agency has warned. Babies in South Asia were worst affected, with more than 12 million living in areas with pollution six times higher than safe levels. A further four million were at risk in [...]

UNICEF: 98% Of Women In Somalia Have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation

In Mogadishu. (Reuters/Siegfried Modola) The practice of female genital mutilation is more widespread, and affects many more women and girls, than previously thought, according to a new report from Unicef. In the most-affected country, Somalia, 98% of the female population aged between 15 and 49 had undergone the procedure, the United Nations children’s [...]

By |2016-02-16T01:49:45+11:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments