Just consider what kind of impact you think this might have on your 15-year old self?But I also noticed that the young people who were able to come and see me were already using their digital devices in unstructured ways to curate memories of their loved ones who were dying.I always remember one young person flicking through on his badly cracked screen pictures of him and his friends drinking in the park, pictures of him kissing a girl, until he eventually got to the pictures he really wanted to show me, of him in hospital with his dying but smiling mum.I teamed up with Ben Page, a software developer in the financial industry who was looking for a way to use his technical abilities to have a genuine social impact.And in lower socio-economic areas, children are statistically less likely to engage in traditional counselling.On top of this strain on resources, taboos around death and dying leave many children without honest, appropriate conversations.
ID Care was founded in 2014 with a budget of AUD$800,000 £515,402, US$575,452 and receives cybercrime victim referrals from police and agencies including the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network ACORN .Those victims have little recourse because no state will reissue a new driver license number, Lacey says."The county is broken when it comes to this," Dr Lacey says told the AusCERT conference on the Gold Coast.Dr Lacey has pushed for the ability for victims to be able to receive new driver's license numbers but has met resistance from Australia's State governments and their licensing authorities.Across all industries Dr Lacey says the Australian tech sector has one of the worst performance ratings for handling cybercrime victims.About eight percent of victims are sufficiently distressed that they require face-to-face counselling, he says.
Some forces, however, said they were not using or did not know about the cyber flag, which was made mandatory by the Home Office at the beginning of April 2015.We know grooming is on the rise because children are increasingly telling our ChildLine service how they are being targeted online.Predatory adults posing as children try to meet them, or blackmail them into meeting up or performing sexual acts on webcams, which obviously terrifies them and can leave some feeling suicidal.In 2014-15, the charity undertook 378 counselling sessions about online grooming – a 42% increase on the previous year s figure of 266, with 70% of contact from girls.One 13-year-old girl told the NSPCC: My friend told me she thinks I m being groomed but I don t think that s true.I need help, but I m terrified about telling my parents because they always told me not to talk to strangers online.
On Tuesday, SK-II took over a portion of the Great Wall of China, covering it with posters of Chinese children talking about their dreams for the future.SK-II told Mashable that the idea behind showcasing children's dreams was to highlight the dreams that adults may have forgotten along the way.The effort is part of a new global marketing campaign by the Japanese skincare company.In other countries, SK-II's campaign has seen it set up a pop-up counselling space in Singapore's central business district area during peak period and a street parade of 40 kids and brand ambassador Kim Hee Ae around the trendy Gangnam district in South Korea.As with its other feel-good marketing campaigns, the "Dream Again" campaign aims to encourage women to change their destinies and rewrite their stories.In April, the company successfully launched a video on the Shanghai "marriage market", which went viral.
BBK, for those of you who don t know is the major share holder of Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus, and the brand is launching a new smartphone company featuring learning features.BBK s new Imoo phone will be designed to be the first smartphone that has learning features built-in.What I mean by that is the phone will be made to help students study for exams and classes.BBK had already released a leak showing a slender phone with physical record button, the phone has now been seen face on with a white front panel and capacitive Android navigation controls.The interesting thing about the leaks though are the features shown on screen that include a Discipline Sync , Parents worry and Counselling teacher functions.We don t expect the Imoo phone to launch outside of China, and we expect the device to come with quite basic hardware, but the idea of a education phone is an interesting one.
Childline, run by the NSPCC, is a helpline and online service that offers free anonymous advice and counselling to children.This, net neutrality's supporters say, ensures a fairer playing field, because it means telecoms companies can't charge startups exorbitant amounts to get their data to customers quickly — and big incumbents can't pay to have their services "zero-rated,"
Bad luck for all you fitness enthusiasts trying to shed a few extra pounds, because a new study suggests that fitness trackers don t actually offer any useful weight-loss benefits.A two-year study of 471 overweight people found devices like fitness trackers may not offer any advantage over standard behavioural weight loss approaches.Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh placed participants on a low-calorie diet, prescribed increases in physical activity, and had group counselling sessions.Six months into the study, half of the volunteers were given a fitness tracker to monitor their progress.Contrary to what you might think, those who were given the wearable tech actually lost less weight than the control group by the end of the trial.Let s break it down: those with the fitness trackers lost on average 3.5kg 8lbs , while those left to their own devices geddit?
Are a popular activity as effective weight control aids?according to New research they may have even opposite effects.Activity indicators do not necessarily help to lose unwanted weight, but their effect can be even opposite.This conclusion was made two years duration, a university of Pittsburgh study, which will be reported to the American medical association JAMA network publication.the Research was chosen in 2010 to 2012 a total of 470 excess weight of the 18-35-year-old man and a woman, and the final results were received in 2014.participants were placed initially for six months with a low calorie diet and a gradually intensifying exercise program, in addition to which they went to group counselling.
To seek support is still taboo for many.we want to remove by counselling via the app , " says Bluecalls co-founder Caroline Rödén.It started when my friends Caroline Röden, Lisa Löfgren and Charlotte Sparre studied in different parts of the country.They saw and felt that there were many in their neighborhood who felt bad because of the stress, demands and anxiety."the Problem exists not only among students but also in the working life and mental ill-health leads in many cases to burnout.the Problem is that there are few who seek help because it is complicated, time-consuming and expensive," says Caroline Röden and continues:
The number of children and young people needing counselling about online bullying has increased by 88% over five years, according to a helpline.The NSPCC's Childline service said it counselled more than 4,500 children in the past year compared to about 2,400 in 2011-12.Some children as young as seven told Childline how they were tormented, abused and scared to go to school.The charity said online trolls caused misery and humiliation for thousands of children.Childline's president Dame Esther Rantzen said the figures should be a wake-up call."Bullying can wreck young people's lives, especially now that the bullies don't stop at the school gates," she said.
The number of children and young people requiring counselling due to online bullying has increased by over 80% over five years.To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.The number of children and young people who need counselling about online bullying has risen by a whopping 88% over the past five years, a new report shows.According to a report by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC , the charity's Childline service said it counselled more than 4,500 children across the UK about online bullying over the past year, up by 13% from the previous year.Released at the start of Anti-Bullying Week, which is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the report showed that in 25% of counselling sessions, children were counselled for a mental health or well-being issue such as low self-esteem, self-harm, depression and suicidal thoughts.
In a move that won t do the university s image any favours, King s College London management have decided that the best way to respond to a massive IT failure is by banning staff from taking practical action and instead pointing them towards a counsellor.As The Register reports, KCL suffered an irretrievable loss of data when almost all of its computer systems went down last month -- and stayed down for several weeks.The response from the top?To forbid members of staff from making their own data backups, while asking them to trust in an unspecified next generation technology the university is working on which, in the process of replacing the old system, reportedly managed to destroy the backups.Better yet, the memo includes this incredibly useful nugget of advice: The Chaplaincy offers a confidential listening service to all staff and students.The Chaplaincy has arranged two special drop-in sessions where people can either speak to a Chaplain 1:1, or share experiences with other people affected.
In a move that won t do the university s image any favours, King s College London management have decided that the best way to respond to a massive IT failure is by banning staff from taking practical action and instead pointing them towards a counsellor.As The Register reports, KCL suffered an irretrievable loss of data when almost all of its computer systems went down last month -- and stayed down for several weeks.The response from the top?To forbid members of staff from making their own data backups, while asking them to trust in an unspecified next generation technology the university is working on which, in the process of replacing the old system, reportedly managed to destroy the backups.Better yet, the memo includes this incredibly useful nugget of advice: The Chaplaincy offers a confidential listening service to all staff and students.The Chaplaincy has arranged two special drop-in sessions where people can either speak to a Chaplain 1:1, or share experiences with other people affected.
Photograph: Alicia Canter for the GuardianAirbnb has refused to admit liability for multiple serious injuries suffered by a group of guests who fell two storeys when the balcony of their holiday rental in Brighton collapsed beneath them.Four friends had to have hospital treatment, including one impaled on an iron railing, when what was advertised as a balcony with sea view sheared off, sending the guests tumbling into the basement footwell.One shattered her pelvis in three places and another broke her back and suffered arterial bleeding and head injuries.It told them last month it could not be held liable for the accident or the injuries and has no duty of care towards them.The group of young professionals have spent weeks in hospital and said they have racked up thousands of pounds in costs through lost work, medical bills, psychological counselling and physiotherapy.
Mental health is one of the buzzwords of the moment, especially now Royalty like Prince William and Duchess Katherine have been championing it, along with Kid Cudi, Cara Delevingne and others saying that they would be open to sending their children to counselling.One in five people have suffered from depression, one in two will suffer of some other mental disturbance in their lifetimes.If you haven t been through a mental health issue, you will likely know someone who has.After encountering it in amongst those closest to her, former international model Silja Litvin decided to do something about it: I learned about depression when I was a young teenager: a friend died through suicide, leaving me shocked and determined to fight depression.Starting with the knowledge from her own PhD thesis in clinical psychology, it became clear to here that fighting depression with an app could be possible.By psycho-educating with a test app she found the symptoms of depression could be significantly reduced.
Apple is the company that contributes most to the Global fund, and this year we celebrate ten years of support for the RED in the fight against aids.RED's tremendously important work directed against the differences that exist with regard to access to medicines which save lives in sub-Saharan Africa, the part that has the highest prevalence of aids in the world.the Money collected by the RED finance program somerbjuder counselling, testing, prevention, and, most importantly, anti-retroviral drugs that save lives through hiv that is prevented from being transferred from the mother to the fetus.Thanks to the RED's vision and commitment is a generation free from aids within reach for us.We want to leave the world in a better condition than we found it, and that is why our long-standing cooperation with the RED still is so important for us.this year, Apple's customers support the fight at the same time as they play the games they like, buying presents for loved ones or listening to an exclusive RED -christmas album from The Killers.
Apple says it's supporting the RED charity, founded by U2 singer Bono, through a number of initiatives.As well as apps changing colour, the US tech firm is expanding its range of RED products, including phone cases.It's also donating $1 80p for each transaction made using Apple Pay in its physical and online stores, up to a total of $1m £798,632 .Bank of America says it'll contribute up to that sum for Apple Pay transactions using its cards.Donations will be made until 6 December.Twenty games for iOS in the App Store are offering exclusive content and will donate proceeds from in-app purchases to
Recently the NSPCC revealed that it had counselled 11,706 young people for anxiety in 2015-2016 via its Childline telephone counselling services—a 35% rise from the previous year.Most shockingly, a child in distress telephones Childline every thirty minutes to talk about feelings of suicide.The first academic studies investigating the growing problem of childhood and adolescent mental health problems date back to the beginning of the millennium and laid bare a worrying trend.At the time a number of potential causes that might be driving this phenomenon were put forward, but none managed to fully explain the observations.However the rapid deterioration of youth mental health statistics and the contemporaneous explosion of social media over the past decade are certainly not a coincidence.Indeed, plenty of research supports the hypothesis that social media and our online lives can exacerbate and even cause low mood and increased symptoms of depression; an effect that is not just limited to young people.
Bluecall is an app that will lower the threshold to seek help for a mental health problem.the App consists of three levels, explained the founders when Breakit talked with them in the fall.First, you have the chance to call counselling to volunteers free of charge.Level two means you have to talk with mentors who are trained in counselling.The third level is even olanserad, but the idea is that users will be able to talk with registered psychologists.Now you fill in the checkout with a further 1.7 million.
NSPCC’s Childline is today launching an app said to be the first to provide counselling to young people directly through their smartphone.Invented by four teenagers who wanted to use technology to address the urgent need for confidential support among young people, the 'For Me' app is free to download in the UK and Channel Islands and has been specifically designed for discreet usage.The app utilises all of Childline’s online services - from the 1-2-1 chat function with a counsellor, the 'Ask Sam' problem pages and entrance to a private locker, in which is a daily mood tracker and personal journal.Childline was created by Dame Esther Rantzen 30 years ago and was reliant upon the use of public telephone boxes across the country to provide a safe way for children to communicate with support services.With technological developments, the methods of communication have widened the availability of support services.Funded by Barclays, the free app is now available on the iOS App Store, with a version for Android phones expected "soon."
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