While there's plenty of research on the effects of television violence on children, a new study reveals that social bullying – portrayed in many popular children's TV programs – doesn't get as much notice, but likely has similar effects. >>
Kate Stone Lombardi's experience raising a son in a culture that views a close mother-son relationship as somehow troubling and wrong has written a new book to fight this perception and shatter The Mama's Boy Myth. >>
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Schools are now required to make "reasonable" modifications that would allow students with special needs to participate in after-school sports, under new guidelines issued by the federal government. >>
In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football. >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.