PR Newswire: The Lead in School Drinking Water Database (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: The Lead in School Drinking Water Database (PRESS RELEASE). “The Lead In School Water Project is the first web-based application to rank and track every US state in terms of school-related lead exposure, testing and policy. This project’s goal is to provide a free public resource for parents, facility managers and regulators to monitor the latest data on their school’s waterborne lead concentrations.”

CNBC: Florida is scooping up huge amounts of data on schoolchildren, including security camera footage and discipline records, and researchers are worried

CNBC: Florida is scooping up huge amounts of data on schoolchildren, including security camera footage and discipline records, and researchers are worried. “Researchers from the Aspen Institute are raising concerns about a Florida initiative meant to collect and collate huge amounts of data on schoolchildren in the state, according to a report released Thursday. Florida schools are now required to collect, store and crunch data on students in the name of predicting school shootings.”

ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider

ABC News (Australia): Instagram accounts for babies are becoming more popular. This is what parents should consider. “Georgii is one of a growing number of babies and young children who have their own social media accounts. These accounts are usually set up and run by their parents, and while some are concerned about sharing kids’ photos online without their consent, the fact is many of us share our lives online. So why wouldn’t we include the biggest part — our children?”

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games

Neowin: Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games. “Limiting the amount of time spent on devices such as smartphones, and specifically within specific apps, has been a feature touted by a few companies over the past year or so. Now, Microsoft is joining the fray with new app and game limits for families, which let parents control how much time children spend using specific apps and games.”

New Scientist: App can detect signs of eye diseases in kids by scanning your photos

New Scientist: App can detect signs of eye diseases in kids by scanning your photos. “Camera flashes often can make people’s pupils look red in photos. More rarely, flashes can make them appear white – which is usually just a trick of the light but can be a sign of disease, including an eye cancer most common in young children. Since 2014, a free app that uses artificial intelligence to scan people’s photos for instances of so-called white eye has been available for iOS or Android devices.”

Charity Digital News: Coram to digitise archives dating back to 18th century

Charity Digital News: Coram to digitise archives dating back to 18th century. “Coram has been handed £1.26m from the National Lottery to digitise its archives, which date back to the Eighteenth century. The UK’s oldest children’s charity has been awarded the money through the National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out a four-year digitisation project of its archives.”

KUER: Database Sheds Light On Child Deaths During Family Court Cases

KUER: Database Sheds Light On Child Deaths During Family Court Cases. “Over the last decade, more than 700 children have been killed by a parent or guardian in the midst of a family court case like divorce or custody hearings. That’s according to a new database by the Center for Judicial Excellence that for the first time quantifies these deaths — 11 of which occurred in Utah.”