It’s going to be a long, long school year for King College Prep principal Melanie V. Beatty-Sevier. School hasn’t even started yet, and parents already are lined up with complaints. Beatty-Sevier is under fire for comments she made at a Local School Council meeting about changes to the dress code. It isn’t the proposed changes that have angered parents. It’s the reasoning behind them. When questioned by parents, Beatty-Sevier appeared to blame “provocative” attire for causing sexual assaults. “There has been sexual abuse cases throughout the city of Chicago,,” the principal said. “These things are put in place to, why, why should we allow students to dress provocatively?” An outraged parent recorded her comments and played them this past week at a Chicago Board of Education meeting. OPINION These days, Beatty-Sevier’s comments are considered outrageous because they imply that the way a young lady dresses could make her a … [Read more...] about Is dress-code flap at King College Prep really just about the clothes kids wear?
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Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules. The research has revealed what children in the region watched, listened to, purchased and searched for online. The report (https://Securelist.com/kids-summer-threats/87678/) shows anonymised statistics on websites visited from Windows PCs and Macs, and search activity on Windows PCs, Macs, Android and iOS devices. The stats were taken from Kaspersky Lab’s flagship products that have the Parental Control module switched on, and from Kaspersky Safe Kids, a standalone service installed for kids’ online protection. Globally, children were more likely to watch video content and listen to music, than spend time on social media, however this was not true for children in Nigeria, who were most active across internet communication media (referred to as social media/networks) in the region at 35% with the most … [Read more...] about Kaspersky Lab’s latest Parental Control report reveals children’s online activities in Nigeria
Jayden Perez, 9, and Naomi Wadler, 11, recently opened a style box made just for them. "This is Christmas in a box," said Perez. The pair was delighted to get some new fashion for the school year, thanks to Kidbox, a mail-order box of outfits and accessories for children with a social message at its core. "You call it style with a cause. What's the mission?" asked Meg Oliver. "The mission is: we work with an organization called delivering good, which has a whole network of charities for every box kept, so we assemble 6-7 items in a kid box, for children. For every box kept for $98 to the customer, we provide brand-new clothing to a child in need," said Kidbox CEO Miki Berardelli. Berardelli said the company was started with the goal of clothing 1 million children. To date, they've provided more than $8.5 million in brand new clothing to kids in need. "What what does it do for a child's self-confidence when they receive new clothes?" asked Meg Oliver. "I … [Read more...] about Kidbox: The clothing subscription box with a social mission
Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and video games with depression and academic troubles, say it's unethical for psychologists to be involved in tactics that risk harming kids' well-being. Skeptics say the research is inconclusive, and they note that psychologists have been involved in other industries' marketing and advertising for decades. The group seeking intervention includes 60 U.S. psychologists, researchers, children's advocates and the Children's Screen Time Action Network, a project of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The network was publishing a letter Wednesday to the American Psychological Association, coinciding with the association's annual meeting in San Francisco. "There are powerful psychology principles and technology … [Read more...] about Advocates Condemn ‘Powerful’ Techniques Used to Keep Kids Online
Bob Mehr Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 1:00 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 For Unapologetic founder and noted hip-hop producer James “IMAKEMADBEATS” Dukes, his fast-growing Memphis record label is less about musical semantics than emotional truth. “I didn’t set Unapologetic to be specific to any genre or style of music. The mission statement, the number one thing in the music that I felt would attract people is sincerity, extreme levels of vulnerability and sincerity,” says Dukes. To that end, Dukes — an Orange Mound native, who launched the Memphis label after a spell honing his craft in the studios of New York City — seems to have succeeded. Since 2016, he’s assembled a roster of thoughtful talents across a variety of genres, from rap to indie pop, with artists like PreauXX, A Weirdo From Memphis and Aaron James. This past week Unapologetic dropped the third volume of its compilation series "Stuntarious," as well … [Read more...] about Memphis’ Unapologetic label flourishes with music, clothes and online app