SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe Child Witness Court Preparation site can be accessed by children from all over the world and takes them through what they can expect with the help of interactive games, audio recordings and a video tour of a courtroom.Lynn Barry, a former social worker and the founder of the Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse, said her group received so many requests to work with children scheduled for court that it was impossible to meet the demand.”Then an epiphany happened,” Barry said from Calgary. “We realized through an interactive website we could make our services available to children at no cost. Kids these days are text based and internet savvy.”The website gives tips to help kids stay calm, such as deep breathing or focusing on a point on a courtroom wall.Do you think the Child Witness Court Preparation site is a good idea? Does it replace actual people dealing with abused children?Can technology replace peer to peer counselling in general?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.
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There often is an interesting kind of psychological mechanism of excuse at work. When I started talking about poor people in Switzerland, some people said, “Well, Switzerland doesn’t have poverty. If you want to see real poverty, look at India. Although the Rock It is called a speaker it is not a speaker. It is a device that turns other objects into a speaker. It operates via vibrations.
According to Stanford researcher David Camarillo, this would help address a growing problem. Camarillo quotes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says people receive more concussions from cycling than from any other sports activity (here’s a related CDC study although it’s worth noting that it applies to people 19 years old or younger). That doesn’t mean cycling is inherently more dangerous than full contact football.