Cartoon Game Site for Kids Hosts Pornographic Content
Funny-Games.biz is a cartoon game website that looks like a fun game site for kids. There are a number of free cartoon games that are kid friendly and upon a quick glance, the site seems harmless. However, according to a recent article, 9 out of 10 other sites owned by the Funny-Games proprietor are adult sex sites!
The site hosts advertisements with pornographic content and online sex games including games about rape and sex between a student and teacher. Children are more vulnerable to the perils of pornography like addiction and sexual dysfunction later in life. Research shows that pornographic content can increase sexual aggression and assault amongst children.
Suggestions for parents
Teach kids about pornography. They need to know what it is and why it is important for them to look away when they see it and to ask a parent for help if they cannot close out of the page themselves
Warn your kids about the porn industry and its desire to entice and trap kids. Pornography can be addictive and is especially harmful to a child's developing brain
Monitor your child's internet use. Ask them about their favorite sites and watch them using the computer when you can. There are even programs for parents to record every site their children visit while using the computer.
For information and advice on how parents can get comfortable talking to their kids, and what exactly kids need to know to stay safe from pornography in every situation, click here for a Quick Start Guide for Proactive Parents.
More parents under the misconception that vaccines are unnecessaryare refusing to have their children vaccinated. According to a recent AAP report, the percent of peds who encountered vaccine refusals rose from 75% in 2006 to 87% in 2013; and the percent of peds who dismiss patients over repeated vaccine refusals doubled from 6% in 2006 to 12% in 2013. The report urges pediatricians to work with patients and answer their questions so they understand the importance of vaccinations. Pox, polio, meningitis and measles may be rare in the US due to vaccines, but they still exist, especially in other parts of the world and vaccine's protects against the riskof contracting either of these disease both locally and globally.
A subsequent AAP report discusses pediatric dismissal policies for parents who refuse vaccinations for their child. According to the report, some physicians see vaccine refusal as a lack of trust of the physician and others argue that unimmunized children present a risk to other children in the physician's waiting room.
Suggestions for Peds Encountering Vaccine Refusal
Listen to parents patiently, address concerns and correct misperceptions.
Explain that vaccines are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness.
Remind parents that vaccination is a civic duty because if too many people refuse, we may begin seeing these diseases resurface.
Click here for more information on parent vaccine refusals and here for more informatiion on the ethics of dismissing patients because they have refused vaccination.
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Parents often believe their children can increase their intelligence just by watching educational TV and using educational computer games and tablets. Yet, according to experts, exposure to technology like TV, videos and computer games can overstimulate a child's brain, possibly causing permanent damage.
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