The worrying consequences of excessive mobile phone use | Sharing information online about your children may increase their vulnerability | Dads, you may want to listen to this
The worrying consequences of excessive mobile phone use
New research suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls, just above the neck, caused by the forward tilt of the head from the use of smartphones and other handheld devices. The danger is not the horn itself but that the formation is a portent of something bad going on elsewhere, a sign that the head and neck are not in the proper configuration.—Sydney Morning Herald
Sharing information online about your children may increase their vulnerability
"Providing updates on [a child's] progress with posts of photos, videos, and other personal information about the child has almost become a social norm, but it puts the child's online privacy and, potentially, safety at risk," wrote the researchers of a study on "sharenting"—a parent's habitual use of social media to share news and images about their children. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children's online privacy from commercial entities. They also suggest that parents need more education about the consequences of sharing their children's personal information.—The University of Tennessee
Dads, you may want to listen to this
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