Childrens literature

Real books are back. E-book sales plunge nearly 20% – CNNMoney

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Are physical books the new vinyl? New data suggest that the reading public is ditching e-books and returning to the old fashioned printed word. Sales of consumer e-books plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association. Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children’s books surged 16%. The same trend is on display in the U.S., where e-book…

Children ‘don’t feel safe online’, study finds – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Ask.fm and Facebook were rated among the riskiest social media sites Four in five children in the UK think social media companies are not doing enough to protect them online, according to a study. They said they were being exposed to inappropriate images, messages of self-harm and bullying. The NSPCC surveyed 1,696 11- to 18-year-olds, who rated Ask.fm and Facebook among the riskiest sites. Ask.fm…

Babies and children listed in Homeland Security’s immigrant database of alleged criminals – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A public database that the Trump administration said would help crime victims track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children. The database included the names of children, from infants to underage teenagers, in immigration custody. When alerted Wednesday evening, Department of Homeland Security officials said the release of children’s names was a lapse in policy. The agency is not supposed to release information on children…

Children with elevated lead levels aren’t being tested or diagnosed, study says – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Brunt of Syrian war hitting unborn children, mothers hardest – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Before the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, medical professionals participated in an estimated 96 percent of deliveries in the Middle Eastern country. But as the more than six-year-long civil war drags on, with scores of hospitals having been blown to bits and doctors having died or fled, Syria’s unborn babies are the conflict’s unseen victims. “Most female doctors have had to leave the country. There is…

Book sales hit a record as children’s fiction gains in popularity – BBC … – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Image copyright EPA Children’s fiction helped drive UK book sales to a record £3.5bn last year, the Publishers Association (PA) has said. The 6% rise came despite the waning popularity of ebooks, which saw sales fall by 3% to £538m last year. Sales of children’s books rose 16% to £365m, with the increase due mainly to the purchase of printed works. Readers also flocked to fitness and self-help books, sending…

Former Police Detectives Urge Parents To Keep Close Tabs on Children and Get Rid of Old Narcotics – WJBD Online

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A former Police Detective who has founded the BeSure Consulting Technology Safety Education is encouraging parents to closely monitor their children’s cell phone activity and do drug testing. Richard Wistocki told a community forum at Centralia High School Wednesday night there is no such thing as privacy for children. He also pushed for everyone to clear their homes of old narcotic drugs, noting they are the primary source for…

80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds | The … – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

Local children’s author holding book signing Saturday – Greensburg Daily News

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

GREENSBURG – Local children’s author Kerri Koors will be holding a book signing from 10 a.m. to Noon in the conference room of the Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library. Koors will have her two books, “Bonnie and Bee Bee,” and “Mommy Becomes Queen” available for purchase during the signing. In “Bonnie and Bee Bee,” a young girl named Bonnie longs to have a pet of her own,…

More children have high lead levels than we know, study says … – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

Children with elevated lead levels aren’t being tested or diagnosed, study says – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Babies and children are listed in Homeland Security’s immigrant database of alleged criminals – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A database the Trump administration said would help victims of crimes track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children. The public database included the names of children, from infants to underage teenagers, in immigration custody. When alerted Wednesday evening, Department of Homeland Security officials said the release of children’s names was a lapse in policy. The agency is not supposed to release information on children…

How eBooks lost their shine: ‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’ – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Here are some things that you can’t do with a Kindle. You can’t turn down a corner, tuck a flap in a chapter, crack a spine (brutal, but sometimes pleasurable) or flick the pages to see how far you have come and how far you have to go. You can’t remember something potent and find it again with reference to where it appeared on a right- or left-hand page. You…

Children are being damaged in detention – Australia’s day of reckoning will come – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

It’s been just over three years since I met her for the first time on a frantic visit to Christmas Island. Given just a small window of time by the department of immigration to see her family among many suffering under the conditions of their detention, we’d crammed into a small airless room, guards ever-present at the door. On my second visit a few months later she spotted me as…

Sick children are being put in ‘jeopardy’ because of serious staff shortages in hospitals, warn top docs – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

SICK children are being put in “jeopardy” by a serious shortage of specialist doctors, leading medics warn. Four in 10 baby units had to close their doors to new admissions last year due to short-staffing. And so did one in three kids units. Four in 10 baby units had to close their doors to new admissions last year due to short-staffing Three in 10 children’s units were also forced to…

Children are being damaged in detention – Australia’s day of reckoning will come – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

It’s been just over three years since I met her for the first time on a frantic visit to Christmas Island. Given just a small window of time by the department of immigration to see her family among many suffering under the conditions of their detention, we’d crammed into a small airless room, guards ever-present at the door. On my second visit a few months later she spotted me as…

80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

Children’s hospital units forced to close to new patients due to staff shortages – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hospital units that treat children and very sick babies are having to shut their doors temporarily to new patients because they are “dangerously” short of specialist staff, a new report reveals. Widespread shortages of paediatric doctors and nurses also means that the care children receive is being put at risk, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. A chronic lack of staff is forcing doctors to take…