Moms – Jessica Tucker
Though trick-or-treating may have been given the green light this year, many families with young children are still hesitant to take their little ones out to collect candy for fear of contracting the coronavirus. However, this does not mean that these parents want to cancel Halloween. Instead, by finding alternative activities to trick-or-treating for kids to do who are staying home, celebrating Halloween can be just as fun, if not more so, than going out to fill candy pails with loot.
Read More: https://www.moms.com/trick-or-treat-alternatives-kids-staying-home/
The Conversation – Tanya Halsall
An important incidental change that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic has been our collective rediscovery of the outdoors. As we begin building back better, we have an opportunity to leverage this re-engagement to enhance our connection with the outdoors and improve child health and development.
Read More: https://theconversation.com/outdoor-play-in-canada-should-continue-beyond-the-covid-19-pandemic-169605
Medical X-Press – Emma H. Tobin
Whether you feel comfortable with your children trick-or-treating could depend on factors including how high the COVID-19 transmission rate is in your area and if the people your kids will be exposed to are vaccinated.
Read More: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-10-trick-or-treating-pandemic.html
KQED News Mind/Shift – Bill Chappell
Google says the process for taking a minor’s image out of its search results starts with filling out a form that asks for the URL of the target image. The form also asks for the URL of the Google search page used to find the image, and the search terms that were used. The company will then evaluate the removal request.
Read More: https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/58688/you-can-now-ask-google-to-scrub-images-of-minors-from-its-search-results
The Conversation – Mark R. Lambert
Although the number of people killed in fires in the United States has been going down since the 1980s, the number is still high. In the year 2020, for example, 3,500 people were killed in fires in the U.S. The vast majority of those deaths – 2,580, to be exact, or about three out of every four – took place at home. Another 11,500 people suffered fire-related injuries at home.
Read More: https://theconversation.com/10-fire-safety-tips-to-help-keep-you-and-your-kids-alive-and-safe-169994