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ALL Media Must Protect Children

Posted 18 March 2018

It's high time the big social media cos. ponied up to cover treatment for addicted children.

And not "treatment" offered via yet more online technology. Recently, Facebook suggested that the way to deal with feelings of anxiety and isolation - which are often increased by even moderate social media use - is to spend more time on Facebook.

British research indicates that 60 percent of children surveyed say they've been bullied online. 

Meanwhile, 20 percent of children aged 12 to 15 have witnessed... Click for more

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Do TV and social media cos. need to do more to protect children?



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'Fortune,' said Louis Pasteur, 'favours the prepared mind.' Pasteur is known for having 'accidentally' stumbled upon the secret of sterilisation. Actually, he didn't so much stumble as trip over his own careful preparation. You see, other people may have observed what Pasteur saw in his laboratory, but they would not have been in a position to interpret it ought to recognise it is true... Click for more

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The Technologies You & Your Organisation Can't Afford to Ignore

If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

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