"If you want to go all-out, you can stop installing apps (other than what is needed for school) until app stores are more transparent -- meaning that Google Play, iTunes and other stores would test each app and disclose what data it collects," Radesky said. … [Read more...] about Marketers are gathering data on your kids from the apps they use, study finds
Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
The staff at BlueSkies converted a meeting room into a new classroom, which required purchasing toys, desks and other furniture, and hiring a teacher as well as an aide. At Hearts Leap School in Berkeley, administrators rented rehearsal space from a theater next door and turned it into a kindergarten. Other schools hung curtains to partition their buildings and separate kindergartners from younger children. … [Read more...] about The first day of kindergarten means going back to preschool for some Bay Area kids
Remington was one of more than 220 people who authorities said were airlifted Saturday night from the Sierra National Forest's Mammoth Pool Reservoir area northeast of Fresno as the Creek Fire tore through. The blaze started late last week in the forest's Shaver Lake area and had burned more than 163,000 acres by Wednesday, one of more than 90 major wildfires burning across the US West. … [Read more...] about California camper who recorded his family’s Creek Fire escape says airlift was an exhilarating surprise. ‘We all thought we were goners’
Ohio, which has among the highest levels of lead poisoning in the country, recently expanded automatic eligibility for its Early Intervention program to any child with an elevated blood lead test, providing the opportunity for occupational, physical and speech therapy; learning supports for school; and developmental assessments. If kids with lead poisoning don't get tested, though, they won't be referred for help. … [Read more...] about Kids’ lead testing plummets due to missed doctor visits in pandemic