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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

March 29, 2015 – Once considered a fundamental of education, cursive handwriting is disappearing from classrooms across North America to a more contemporary and idiomatic, yet impersonal and truncated form of communication. Educators are preparing their students for a digital future where they believe only legible printing and keyboarding skills are required. Cursive handwriting is considered a non-essential skill and…
March 31, 2015 – He was the right person doing the right thing at the right time for all the right reasons – a perfect combination. He is intelligent, humble, completely unselfish, well spoken and embraces challenges with a confident smile that exudes success. Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, a ‘champion of intervention’, had a notion that a simple form of ‘home fortification’…
March 21, 2015 - Mainstreet Technologies, a polling firm based in Toronto, contacted over 1,000 Canadians whose children were not vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella and found that 79% of the respondents were not likely to immunize their children regardless of the recent measles outbreak. This negative and rather reckless response poses a continuing and insidious threat to children…
March 29, 2015 - To demonstrate how easy it is to obtain a licence for an over-the-counter health product from Health Canada, Marketplace, “Canada’s consumer watchdog”, created a fictitious children’s remedy called ‘Nighton’ claiming to reduce fever, pain and inflammation. Marketplace submitted their application to Health Canada in May 2014 along with photocopied pages from a 1902 homeopathic reference book…
March 20, 2015 – A digital, tablet-based school contained in a portable box will be available this year for 15,000 children and adolescents in the world’s largest and poorest refugee camps across Africa where electricity is compromised or non-existent. The Instant Classroom, developed by Vodafone Foundation, can be set up in twenty minutes and comes equipped with a laptop, 25…

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