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BBC launches ‘digital wellbeing’ Own It app for children

BBC launches ‘digital wellbeing’ Own It app for children

Technology
The BBC has created a "wellbeing" smartphone app called Own It aimed at children.It monitors how young people interact with friends and family online and through messaging apps.It uses AI to evaluate a child's mood so it can offer advice or encourage them to talk to trusted adults.The app is designed to offer help and support especially if children are about to share sensitive data or send an upsetting message."The digital world is a fantastic place for people to learn and share, but we know many young people struggle to find a healthy online balance, especially when they get their first phones," said Alice Webb, director of BBC Children's, in a statement. Ms Webb said the app would act as a "helping hand" to guide children into ...
YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

YouTube fined $170m after collecting personal data of children under 13

Technology
YouTube is to pay $ 170m (£139.4m) over allegations it collected the personal data of children without parental consent. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined the Google-owned platform $ 136m (£111m) after it violated a law requiring companies to gain the permission of parents before collecting personal details from their children. This is the largest fine the FTC has ever levelled against Google, which will pay an additional $ 34m (£27.9m) following similar accusations by the New York state attorney general. Image: More and more young people are watching TV on YouTube The company was said to have tracked viewers of channels targeted at children using cookies.Cookies are downloaded to a computer when a website is visited for the
Death risk higher for Chinese-American elders when children don’t respect them

Death risk higher for Chinese-American elders when children don’t respect them

Health
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Elderly parents who don't think they're treated properly by their children may be dying sooner than they should be, new findings show. Older Chinese-Americans have high expectations of respect from their children. But when the children don't meet these standard of respect, their elderly parents face a higher risk of death, according to a study published Wednesday in Aging and Mental Health. "Strong intergenerational relationships play a protective role in the health and well-being of the aging population," Mengting Li, a researcher at Rutgers University and study lead author, said in a news release. "Family solidarity is especially vital to the Chinese American immigrant population, who tend to rely more heavily on their families due to traditional filial piety values." ...

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

Health
This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. ——— After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist's home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he'd be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care. But after crossing the border into Arizona in May of last year, Border Patrol agents tore the man's 7-year-old son from his arms and sent the father nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) away to a detention center in Georgia. The boy, now 8, went into a U.S.-funded foster home for migrant children in New York. The foster care programs are aimed at