Thursday, July 27, 2017

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#Gifted #Child

The Guardian: Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw4fHexjU https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/25/no-such-thing-as-a-gifted-child-einstein-iq Eye-opening spin-off research, which looked in detail at 24 of the 3,000 individuals being studied who were succeeding against the odds, found something remarkable about what was going in at home. Half were on free school meals because of

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#Trolls #Understand #Hurt #Don’t #Care

ABC News: Trolls understand what hurts people but they simply don't care. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwp6v8tzU http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-13/trolls-understand-what-hurts-people-but-they-simply-dont-care/8701424 Cognitive empathy is the ability to recognise and understand other people's emotions. But affective empathy is the ability to experience and internalise other people's emotions. Put simply, cognitive empathy is the ability to predict how another person will feel

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#Smart #Stickers #Alarm #Sexual #Assault #MIT

RT: ‘Smart stickers’: Wearable tech will ‘cure disease of sexual assault’, says MIT researcher. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwjr3mxjU https://www.rt.com/viral/397382-intrepid-sexual-assault-prevention-sticker/ A MIT researcher has developed a product which can supposedly detect and prevent sexual assault in real time. The invention, known as a ‘smart sticker’, attaches to any piece of clothing and connects to an app on

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#Internet #Firms# Profits #Stamp #Out #Child #Abuse #Images

The Guardian: Internet firms should use profits to stamp out child abuse images, says police chief. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwvML1xTU https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/24/internet-firms-should-use-profits-to-stamp-out-child-abuse-images-says-police-chief Internet companies should reinvest some of their “eye-watering” profits into efforts to stamp out child abuse images online, a chief constable has said. Mike Barton challenged firms to do more to stop the content appearing

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#Auckland #Peer #Support #Male #Survivors #SexualAbuse

Call David Passell on 021 174 9252 or 09 889 2553, email manager@betterblokes.org.nz Service is confidential , independent and is free of charge. Individual support, peer support groups and weekend workshops. For peer support email: manager@betterblokes.org.nz Operations email: operations@betterblokes.org.nz Postal: Better Blokes Incorporated PO BOX 104289 Lincoln North Waitakere 0654 Deliveries: Level 2 56 Surrey Crescent

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#Monk #Thailand# Extradition #Sexual #Abuse

Reuters: 'Jet-set' monk arrives in Thailand after extradition from U.S. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwotuEwDU http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-monk-idUSKBN1A423M?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews A former Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges arrived in Thailand's capital Bangkok late on Wednesday after being extradited from the United States where he had fled. Wirapol Sukphol came to public attention in 2013 when a YouTube video appeared

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#Cardinal #George #Pell ##Denies #Sexual #Abuse

Al Jazeera English: Cardinal George Pell denies child sexual abuse charges. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwkIq-4Dk http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/06/cardinal-george-pell-denies-child-sexual-abuse-charges-170629074358586.html He is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal. Victoria state Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said Pell is required to appear at a Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18 for a

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ABC News: Sexual abuse survivors find joy through horse therapy

ABC News: Sexual abuse survivors find joy through horse therapy. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwtYyWnjU http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-23/healing-powers-of-horse-therapy-sexual-assault-survivors/8638550 She says horses are useful for therapy — in part — because they evolved with humans. "They learned how to observe the environment, how to read subtleties, so they will read incongruences in a person," Ms Botros said. "They will pick it

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