Kids Given Baby Chicks and Chili Seeds to Reduce Screen Use and Addiction (Indonesia)

Kids Given Baby Chicks and Chili Seeds to Reduce Screen Use and Addiction (Indonesia) By B.N. Frank Silicon Valley parents must have suspected all along that excessive screen use and exposure aren’t good for kids (see 1, 2, 3).  For many years now they have been sending their own kids to expensive low-tech and no-tech schools (see 1, 2) and limiting their use of tech in their homes. Despite increasing issues and warnings associated with kids and screens, companies still make and market tech to kids and their schools (see…

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VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

VICTORY! Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional In a major victory for privacy rights at the border, a federal court in Boston ruled today that suspicionless searches of travelers’ electronic devices by federal agents at airports and other U.S. ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v. McAleenan, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and ACLU of Massachusetts, on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S.…

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Woman Who Used Laptop on Lap Gets Tumor in Leg. Coincidence or Electromagnetic Radiation?

Woman Who Used Laptop on Lap Gets Tumor in Leg. Coincidence or Electromagnetic Radiation? By B.N. Frank The Telecom Industry has been warning their investors about liability from their devices and transmitters for many years – but not the public.  This still seems to be okay with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (see 1, 2, 3, 4), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and many elected officials despite the peer-reviewed and published research confirming that exposure to all sources of Electromagnetic Radiation or “Electrosmog” is harmful. Some research says that exposure…

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American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect

American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect By B.N. Frank For many years, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to private low-tech schools and limiting their use of tech, whereas other American families are being told that providing “high tech” educations is what’s best for their kids.  An increasing number of experts and studies continue to warn that this is definitely NOT best for kids (see 1, 2, 3), and it’s not just about eye damage (see 1, 2) from excessive…

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How To Protect Yourself From Microphone And Camera Hacking

How To Protect Yourself From Microphone And Camera Hacking By Sara Tipton Regardless of what type of computer or smartphone you use, there are obvious privacy concerns.  This day and age, it’s important to be aware of the fact that privacy isn’t what it used to be, but there are a few things we can do about. Keeping yourself safe in the digital age and protecting against microphone and camera hacking has become a concern of many and with good reason! Digital privacy is a top fear of the American…

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Increase in Teen Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Blamed on Electronics and Screens

Increase in Teen Myopia (Near-Sightedness) Blamed on Electronics and Screens By B.N. Frank The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and other health experts have provided parents with many different reasons to reduce kids’ “screen time” (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).  Even though Silicon Valley parents take expensive and sometimes desperate measures to prevent their own kids’ use and exposure to screens, many public schools start students on screens as early as kindergarten.  See the problem? Thanks to Natural Eye Care for reporting about increased nearsightedness…

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Hackers Could Steal Personal Info By “Listening” To Your Keyboard, Alarming Study Finds

Hackers Could Steal Personal Info By “Listening” To Your Keyboard, Alarming Study Finds By John Anderer As if you needed another cybersecurity issue to worry about, a team of researchers at Southern Methodist University have discovered that it is quite possible for hackers to use your smartphone’s sensor to intercept the sound of your keyboard typing. After picking up these sound waves, a skilled hacker could potentially analyze and decipher which keys were struck and piece together the words being typed. Even in a loud and crowded room filled with…

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“ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting” Covers Some Issues Associated With Screen Use, While Screen Time Colorado Covers The Whole Kit & Kaboodle (Blue Light, Radiation, etc.)

“ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting” Covers Some Issues Associated With Screen Use, While Screen Time Colorado Covers The Whole Kit & Kaboodle (Blue Light, Radiation, etc.) By B.N. Frank Last night, ABC aired a 2-hour special with Diane Sawyer documenting the impact of screen time, technology, and social media on families.  It even touched on the fact that Silicon Valley parents have been limiting their own kids’ use and exposure to technology for many years already.  It is definitely worth watching but doesn’t cover nearly as much ground as Screen Time…

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NBC Reports AGAIN About More Research Linking Social Media to Mental Health Disorders in Teens

NBC Reports AGAIN About More Research Linking Social Media to Mental Health Disorders in Teens By B.N. Frank The most heartbreaking part of this NBC segment may be at the end of the video when Savannah Sellers references a comment made by a 14 year old who wishes her parents would have taken her phone away when she was 11.  Then again – some of the adult broadcasters admitted they also had some of the same issues with social media as the teens. Activist Post and many others have reported…

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Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills

Toddlers and Screens: More Than 1 Hour a Day Can Cause Developmental Delays and Have Lasting Effects on Attention, Language, Memory, Social and Motor Skills By B.N. Frank The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of advising against kids’ excessive use of screens as well as exposure to digital, electronic, and cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation-emitting devices and infrastructure. There’s plenty of research that has already suggested – if not already proven – that the more ALL KIDS use screens – the more this is harming…

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