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Parents alerted to NurseryCam security breach

Parents alerted to NurseryCam security breach

Technology
NurseryCam/Getty ImagesA webcam system that lets parents drop in and watch their children while at nursery school has written to families to tell them of a data breach.NurseryCam said it did not believe the incident had involved any youngsters or staff being watched without their permission, but had shut down its server as a precautionary measure.The Guildford-based company told the BBC its service was used by about 40 nurseries across the UK.It said it had also notified the ICO.Under UK rules, the Information Commissioner's Office must be told of a breach if it has "significant impact" within 24 hours.NurseryCam said it first became aware of the incident shortly after 17:00GMT on Friday.It added the service would remain suspended until a security fix was in place.Logins exposedThe firm sa...
Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Health
Parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with all their routine vaccinations.The Local Government Association said high vaccine uptake could prevent infections and stop pressure being piled on the NHS.The childhood vaccination programme is continuing as normal while jabs given in school are being rescheduled.Vaccines protect children against serious diseases including measles, meningitis and whooping cough.The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, said it was expecting an influx of children needing vaccinations when schools return in September.It called for the government to set out a plan to ensure children get the vaccinations they need and to provide funding to allow GPs, clinics and schools to cope with demand....

Will schools reopen in the fall? Here’s what’s at stake for children and their parents

Finance
A student leaves the Thurgood Marshal Elementary school after all Seattle Public Schools were abruptly closed due to coronavirus fears on March 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Schools will be closed for a minimum of two weeks. The system is the largest public school district in Washington State.John Moore/Getty ImagesDistance learning got off to a rough start in this past spring.Fall might not be much better and the stakes now are higher.Across the country, reopening plans vary, with many school districts still scrambling. Even in areas that are planning to return to in-person learning, students may not resume a full-time schedule.  Going forward, students will likely see smaller classes and staggered scheduling, which could include alternating days of the week or times of the d...
Survey: Many parents worry children will catch COVID-19 at school

Survey: Many parents worry children will catch COVID-19 at school

Health
July 28 (UPI) -- More than 40% of parents worry their children will catch COVID-19 at school this fall and pass the virus on to more vulnerable family members, a survey released Wednesday by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found. Just under 40% fear their youngsters will fall behind academically and socially if online learning remains the norm when the school year starts, the researchers who conducted the survey said. Advertisement "It's no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has created many concerns and uncertainties about the upcoming school year," Parker Huston, one of the researchers who headed up the survey project, told UPI. "Each area of the country is managing different local and regional expectations and regulations, so there is not a single correct answer to how schools can bes...
A parent’s guide to the One World concert acts

A parent’s guide to the One World concert acts

Entertainment
Anti-poverty charity Global Citizen will this weekend host its One World: Together At Home concert, organised by musician Lady Gaga.It's set to be a huge international event, with more than 100 musicians and entertainers broadcasting performances and discussions with health experts across the world from their own homes. Image: Lizzo on stage at the Brits 2020 But with so many stars on show, you'd be forgiven for not being across the music of every single one...So, if you want to bring your celebrity-spotting A-game - especially if your'e planning to watch the show with teenagers - here are some of the artists you should keep your eye on.Billie Eilish [embedded content] At just 18-years-...