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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Ontario classrooms: mobile phone ban now in effect

Announced by the Ontario government earlier this year,  students in the provinces classrooms will not be allowed to use their mobile phones in class. The exceptions are if they’re needed for part of a classroom lesson, or for special needs »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Screen time may limit children’s creativity

They’re everywhere; mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.  It seems we can’t get by even for a moment without them.  That also applies to young people and even young children. Before “screens” children would often invent playmates and engage in hours »

Economy, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadians and wireless tech

Canadian use of internet and wireless phones, continue to rise This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its annual Communications Monitoring Report. The CRTC is a public regulatory agency for broadcasting and telecommunication and its annual reports »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Kids and screen time: new limits recommended

Electronic screens are becoming omnipresent in today’s society. Decades ago there was worry that children were spending too much time in front of the TV, really the only screen at the time. That of course is still a worry, but »


Canadians ever more internet connected

A new report shows that while Canadians are concerned about cyber security, they are using more internet-connected devices. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) reports in its annual Internet Factbook that the number of Canadian households with five or more »

Health, Society

Injuries from mobile-device overuse ‘debilitating’

Medical health professional are seeing an increasing number of injuries from overuse of mobile phones and other handheld devices and poor posture. Most common are injuries in the neck and thumbs. Studies have shown that looking down at a phone »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Documentary film: Josh Freed- Deluged by data

We have mobile phones, tablets, and apps for things that most people can’t even imagine. Montreal author, columnist, filmmaker Josh Freed tries on a data device However, some people have given themselves over completely to new electronic devices.  There’s even »