Pedophiles targeting siblings online, researchers warn

Pedophiles are trying to prepare their siblings online for a new emerging trend of sexual abuse, according to a report. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has called for live streaming services to do more to protect children, saying the pandemic has led to increased use of these for the purpose …

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New York’s seniors find community in distance art programs

Amid the fear and isolation of the pandemic, artistic talks, history lectures, and even new virtual ukulele lessons stimulate memory and keep seniors connected. Adi Talwar MOMA art historian Jennifer Katanic presents a weekly class, “Café des Artistes”, to approximately 25 seniors. Denise Downing never liked art very much. Sure, …

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Students partner with older adults to fight pandemic isolation

With the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 increasing with age, older people have been encouraged to self-isolate during the pandemic. Unfortunately, these recommendations may raise other concerns – research shows that social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased risks of chronic disease, hospitalization and premature death. UConn’s School …

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