Anti-vaccine myths ‘debunked’ in new campaign to counter low immunisation rates – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“Many young parents wouldn’t have been around when the scourge of polio had people in iron lungs, seeing the horrible complications from measles,” Professor Brendan Murphy said.”Parents need facts and that is what this campaign does. Get the facts.”Immunisation is incredibly safe, and it does save lives.”

Source: Anti-vaccine myths ‘debunked’ in new campaign to counter low immunisation rates – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Are smartphones really making our children sad? | Technology | The Guardian – AKA how to write another ho-hum best seller claiming technology is ruining kids.

In 19teens – dime novels are ruining our children. 1920s – Talkies and radio are ruining our kids. 1940s – juke boxes, photobooth selfies, swing are ruining our kids. 400 BC This modern “writing” on paper is ruining our kids.

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf

Source: Are smartphones really making our children sad? | Technology | The Guardian