Local nonprofit sending photos of bullied children to the moon

ORLANDO, Fla. – A local nonprofit is taking anti-bullying efforts to new heights by sending photos and personal letters to the moon.

The Blatantly Honest Foundation is partnering with Celestis, Inc. on Operation Inclusion to make it happen.

“We are going to the moon in 2021. So we’re sending photos of bullied kids up to the moon so no one can look down on them again,” said The Blatantly Honest Foundation founder Makaila Nichols.

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Nichols is a best-selling author and speaker, who started the foundation after being bullied throughout high school and college.

“And it really kind of changed my outlook. I was like if people can be this young and this mean, then that’s a problem. So I figured I would be, you know, since I’m young,

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‘Ando Saves:’ Sudbury’s Jesse Rich raises money by making stops as a hockey goalie to help children of late Lincoln-Sudbury athletic trainer – Sports – MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA

Now, it’s Jesse’s turn to help by doing the one thing he likes most: making saves.

WESTBOROUGH — Jesse Rich wants to make a lot of saves this year.

That’s because the 12-year-old ice hockey goalie from Sudbury is stopping pucks for a good cause.

From Sept. 15 to Dec. 15, Rich, who plays netminder for two club hockey teams, is asking people to donate money for each save he makes. Those funds will go to the family of former Lincoln-Sudbury athletic trainer, Yoshitaka Ando, who died from esophageal cancer last year, in order to raise enough money to send all four of Ando’s children to college.

“I want to give back to Ando and his family in the same way he gave to my community,” wrote Rich in an online pledge last month.

“(My dad) would appreciate it so much,” said Marcus Ando, one of Ando’s three sons and

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Nobel laureate: Tens of millions of children at risk of exploitation, forced labor during pandemic

He is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, a nonprofit organization in India that works to protect children, and he is a member of The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity.

By Kailash Satyarthi

In early August, the 187th — and final — member of the U.N. International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified Convention No. 182, a treaty to protect children from the worst forms of child labor, including slavery, prostitution and trafficking. It’s a powerfully important achievement more than two decades in the making. Never before in history has there been, from every corner of the planet, an absolute consensus to eradicate the exploitation that deprives children of their most basic of freedoms and robs them of the personal peace, promise and prosperity every human being deserves.

We reached this remarkable milestone as the covid-19 pandemic was continuing to envelop and frighten the world, leaving millions sick and dead,

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Founded as an online web development

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Children are spending more time online and in front of screens than ever before. Parents and experts reveal their best tips for managing kids’ tech use.

Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. <p class="copyright">Jessica Nelson</p>
Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house.
  • COVID-19 has seen an increase in children’s screen time, with many now clocking six hours per day according to one study — up 500% since before the pandemic.

  • Business Insider spoke to parents and experts about how to best manage kids’ screen time

  • Their advice varied from establishing offline routines to focusing more on what children are doing online rather than how much time they’re spending on devices.

  • The most important thing is to make time to do family activities together away from technology.

  • Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here.

When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools and businesses to close in March, Jessica Nelson was tasked with taking care of three children on her own.

Like most people, Nelson had

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Black, Hispanic and American Indian Children Make Up 78 Percent of All Youth Coronavirus Deaths

Black, Hispanic and American Indian children are dying due to COVID-19 at a disproportionally higher rate than their white peers, a new Centers for Disease Control study found.

While children are significantly less likely than adults to die from COVID-19, minority youth represent 78 percent of current fatalities.

For this study, the CDC tracked all known pediatric COVID-19 cases and deaths in the U.S. for the first time and found that between February and July, there have been at least 391,814 cases and 121 deaths in people under 21 years old.

Of those 121 deaths, Black, Hispanic and American Indian children accounted for over three-quarters, despite making up just 41 percent of the U.S. population under 21. Hispanic children had the highest rate of death, at 44 percent, followed by Black children at 29 percent and 4 percent for both American Indian and Asian or Pacific Islander children. White children

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How to Finance Home Schooling Your Children

Ryan Ermey: If the pandemic has you weighing the costs and benefits of homeschooling your children you’re not alone. It’s a complicated and personal decision though. And online editor Andrea Browne Taylor is here to help you weigh the pros and cons in our main segment.

Ryan Ermey: On today’s show, Sandy and I discuss what to do with a 401(k) if you’re leaving your job, and we also get into a new batch of our wackiest PR pitches. That’s all ahead on this episode of Your Money’s Worth. Stick around.

Ryan Ermey: Welcome to Your Money’s Worth. I’m Kiplinger’s associate editor Ryan Ermey joined as always by senior editor Sandy Block. Sandy, how are you?

Sandy Block: Good, Ryan.

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Tech firms given a year’s notice to reform to protect children online


Tech firms have been put on a year’s notice to introduce reforms that will protect children from harmful content – or face multi-million pound fines.

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has told firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter they have a year to ensure they adhere to a new legally-enforced code that bars them from serving children any content that is “detrimental to their physical, or mental health or well being.”

The Government-backed code will be enforced by fines potentially worth billions of pounds and is designed to prevent a repeat of the case of Molly Russell, the 14-year-old who killed herself after viewing self-harm images on Instagram and other sites.

It will also require the companies to safeguard children’s privacy to prevent them being groomed by paedophiles, to curb “addictive” features like notifications that keep them online and to restrict the firms’ from using personal information for commercial

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Children may be big spreaders; Fauci undergoes vocal cord surgery; Mass. requires flu vaccine for students

As COVID-19 outbreaks at schools continue to pop up causing students and staff in some states to quarantine, a new study suggests that children may play a larger role in community spread of the new virus than previously thought.

Researchers in Massachusetts found that some children who tested positive for COVID-19 had significantly higher levels of virus in their airways than hospitalized adults in intensive care units, according to the study published Thursday.

“Kids are not immune from this infection, and their symptoms don’t correlate with exposure and infection,” said Dr. Alessio Fasano, the study’s senior author.

Meanwhile, two days after the University of North Carolina announced it would pivot to online classes, university officials announced Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend all athletic activities until Thursday afternoon. The announcement comes after the athletics department said campus’ outbreak would not affect the football season.

Some significant developments:

  • About 1.1 million

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Black, Hispanic Children At Higher Risk For Hospitalization Due To COVID-19, CDC Says

The CDC study comes as schools decide on fall reopening plans

As research continues to come out about the impacts of the coronavirus on various groups, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found Hispanic and Black children are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than white children.

The report, released yesterday, said Hispanic children are approximately eight-times more likely than white children to be hospitalized with COVID-related symptoms. Black children are five-times more likely. Researchers used data from 14 states, including California, Georgia, New York, and Ohio, from March 1 through July 25 to get a picture of how the disease presents itself in children under 18.

“Among 526 children for whom race and ethnicity information were reported, 241 (45.8 percent) were Hispanic, 156 (29.7 percent) were black, 74 (14.1 percent) were white; 24 (4.6 percent) were non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander; and

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