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UOW Professor wins grant to learn about how phones affect child brain development

Professor Chao Deng and Senior Professor Rodney Croft from the University of Wollongong (UOW) have been awarded over $1 million in grant funding so they can learn more about how environmental exposure to radiofrequency energy, such as used in mobile phones, affects the critical period of brain development in early childhood and adolescence.

4 hours ago

by Freya Lucas

Supplier says EpiPen Jr crisis will continue, ASCIA issues ECEC recommendations

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has been notified by Mylan Australia that EpiPen® Jr will not be available in Australia from 5 December 2019, with new stock not expected to arrive in the country from the United States until 17 December 2019, or shortly thereafter.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Big Fat Smile issues digital technology statement to ensure safe engagement with tech

Given society’s increasing reliance on devices of many kinds, early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider, Big Fat Smile, have released a statement outlining their philosophical perspectives, position and beliefs about working alongside families to ensure that children are safely engaging in digital technology in a way that will enhance their skills in play, problem-solving, lateral thinking, and learning.

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Vic Ombudsman delivers scathing review, saying WorkSafe agents “failing to deliver”

Victoria’s WorkCover scheme, which provides statutory, no-fault insurance for employers to insure themselves against compensation claims for work-related injuries and diseases, has come under fire from Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass who says the scheme “is failing to deliver just outcomes for long-term injured workers, inflicting a huge emotional toll on them, their families and wider society”.

6 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Australia’s favourite giraffe, Harold, will help to tackle preschool obesity on the Gold Coast

Life Education Queensland has recently announced a nutrition education plan for children aged four to five years, designed to combat rising childhood obesity and children choosing unhealthy food. Three Queensland cities, including the Gold Coast, will trial the program before it is implemented statewide, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.

7 days ago

by Freya Lucas