Child Health & Safety 1/15: Porn Hidden in Google Play Game Apps

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 11:35 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: The U.S. Is the Most Dangerous Wealthy Nation for Your Child to Be Born bit.ly/2DsWvLR a study of the 20 wealthiest nations find the US has highest mortality rate for newborns

Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.  Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • A School’s Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock ‘Em Up n.pr/2r44b4O Locked in pouches for the duration of class. Student keeps possession but can’t access them 2018-01-14
  • Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses n.pr/2CZdnbY peds cancer docs are giving away meds to leukemia patients….as they worry Congress will fall short in renewing a health care program that covers millions of kids 2018-01-14
  • AAP names senior vice president of Global Child Health and Life Support bit.ly/2CY23wI 2018-01-13
  • Talking to Kids About YouTube Celebs Who Cross the Line bit.ly/2CTfWMJ What’s clearly offensive to parents is often a big gray area for kids 2018-01-12
  • Pediatric X-ray Imaging Safety a Shared Responsibility between equipt manufacturers, medical professionals and caregivers wb.md/2CRXRyP  2018-01-12

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play bit.ly/2D7q2Oh 
Check the article appendix for a list of app names!

  • Sensory Friendly Screening of Ferdinand, Tomorrow at AMC zpr.io/njsZg 2018-01-12
  • Parents Should Teach Their Kids About Not Keeping Secrets bit.ly/2qPlUgf – what to teach your kids about secrets…and why 2018-01-11
  • Icky Things Kids Do…Should We Worry?? – Thurs Time Capsule 01/11 bit.ly/2CB2azd 2018-01-11
  • 16 years after her daughter’s murder, Erin Runnion continues advocating for child safety by launching a 5K run bit.ly/2qLPB1F 2018-01-11
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital launches red light safety project bit.ly/2DdlDpZ “no interruption” zones while patient meds are being prepared, etc. Goal is to reduce errors 2018-01-10
  • Air gun eye injuries up 169% among kids cnn.it/2qFbU9i Only 11% of the time when a child sustains an eye injury, is an adult present. 2018-01-10
  • How to Get Kids to Talk About Their Feelings zpr.io/nZvt4 2018-01-10
  • New Year New You: Commit to healthier snacking for kids in 2018 with these 8 tips  WRAL.com bit.ly/2CWhE4h 2018-01-09
  • Investors want Apple to do more to fight kids’ smartphone addiction usat.ly/2CVQs5k 2018-01-09
  • Do You Know What Vitamins & Supplements Your Little One Needs? zpr.io/nZyHh 2018-01-08
  • The Greatest Showman is Sensory Friendly Tomorrow Night at AMC zpr.io/nZyUB 2018-01-08

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