One important cultural bellweather is the way a society treats its most vulnerable members, and most particularly its children. So what kind of a standard are we setting for future generations when our children are increasingly overmedicated, abused by authority figures, surveilled, tracked by GPS and watched by armed guards in their schools? Are we enabling them to be free, productive members of society or are we bringing up the new generation within a social panopticon: suckled on state propaganda and conditioned into happy compliance with their new electronic serfdom?
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Naked body scanners ‘could give you cancer’, children especially vulnerable warns expert | Native residential school forgiveness granted | Autistic Boy Charged With Making Terrorist Threats Over Stick-Figure Sketch | Elite Bishop College a ‘Place That Destroyed Children’| Bisphenol A remains off toxic list as Ottawa reviews mystery complainant’s objection | China To Coercively Sterilise 10,000 To Curb Births | Pope seen making ‘clean sweep’ as disgraced bishops go | The Psychiatric Drugging of Children: Inventing Disorders | School laptops took thousands of images of students: Lawyer | Officers suspended after using Taser on 10-year-old | UK: Pupils forced to submit to fingerprint scans for lunch, parents not consulted | UK: Children must go through airport naked body scanners | Pope wouldn’t discipline priest who abused 200 deaf boys | UK schools ‘break law’ to spy on pupils | UK Parents Angry Over CCTV In School Toilets | UK: Pupils aged five on hate register: Teachers must log playground taunts for Government database | The curse of Fallujah: Women warned not to have babies because of rise in birth defects since U.S. assault | Residential school graves research a daunting task | Suit possible over baby DNA sent to military lab for national database | More Details Emerging About School Laptop Spying, And It Doesn’t Look Good | School Spycams Case Explodes As Feds Initiate Probe | Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop Webcams, claims lawsuit | The government has your baby’s DNA | Texas Schoolkids Tagged With GPS Tracking Devices | UK: 50 years on, an apology to thalidomide scandal survivors | Toxic cadmium taints kids’ jewelry | Shock study: 12% of kids sexually abused in govt. custody | New toxic milk case in China kept secret for a year, reports say | UK: New scanners break child porn laws
The future of the residential school commission — An interview with Judge Murray Sinclair | Sri Lankan guards ’sexually abused girls’ in Tamil concentration camp | Abused children revictimized by public institutions: Cornwall report | Diane Francis: We need a global one-child policy | U.S. police taser 10-year-old | Geist: Will web child-porn bill do more harm than good? | Irish church and police covered up child sex abuse, says report | UK: Two-year-olds at risk from ‘gender-bending’ chemicals, report says | UK: Parents need license to play with children in public | No TV for tots under 2, says B.C. pediatrician | Students to protest police role in schools | Students to protest police role in schools | UK: A bedtime story about drowning kittens and puppies… Labour’s Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£6m campaign to highlight the dangers of climate change | GG relaunches Truth and Reconciliation Commission | Television — not in front of the children? | BPA in womb linked to aggression in girls | Police review 1980s allegations against bishop | Public Health: Mystery tumour ‘likely’ killed British girl after HPV shot | Bishop facing child porn charges gets bail | Pope ‘led cover-up of child abuse by priests’ | British schoolgirl dies after HPV vaccination | UK: Now Big Brother targets helpful parents — 1 in 4 Britons vetted for giant new child protection database | Chinese pupils told to love nation | Ex-employees claim Blackwater pimped out young Iraqi girls | Baby emissions fuel global warming | Britain To Put CCTV Cameras Inside Private Homes | Spanking vote underway in New Zealand | Social workers erred in removing child from poor parents: report | Aging Shanghai pushes for more babies | US Lawsuit: Cops tasered 3 kids in shelter, threatened one with sodomy | 50 Toronto high schools to have armed police presence | Girl’s forced blood transfusion didn’t violate rights: top court | New members tapped for residential school commission: report | UK schoolkids trained to inform on ‘extremist’ classmates by police DVD | UK Schoolkids Protest CCTV, Hidden Microphones in Class | Expand sex ed to all grades: report | Alberta allows parents to pull kids from controversial classes | OPP officer forced him into sex acts, man testifies | Abuse ‘endemic’ in Irish Roman Catholic schools: Report | Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests | Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More | Canadian Forces: Worries about child abuse by Afghan allies ‘unfounded’ | Lunchtime lockdown to promote healthier eating: T.O. school plan | UK: Children to be tracked by sat nav to stop bad behaviour | Mother who smacked son, 8, with hairbrush is forced to give him up to social services | Instructed to curtail crushing red tape, guards watched girl die in her cell | Designer baby row over US clinic | Vaccine Court: Autism Debate Continues | UK: DNA details of 1.1m children on database | Do you snoop on your teen? | Schools seek more police as crime drops | Alberta drug rehab centre abused us, former teen patients allege | Vaccines ‘not to blame for autism’, U.S. court rules | Police presence in high schools makes the grade | Ban stun gun use on young people, Ontario child advocate urges | Cornwall sex-abuse inquiry hears final witness | Woman swats children on plane, charged with Terrorism | GPS wristwatch helps parents track children
Has your child been CAFed? How the Government plans to record intimate information on every child in Britain | FDA Reluctantly Admits Mercury Fillings Have Neurotoxic Effects on Children | Children’s Services Ministry sued by Advocate for Stonewalling Beating Investigation | Sick babies denied treatment in DNA row | Police decline to lay charges in school sex-abuse allegations | CBC broadcasts “The Disappearing Male”, an expose of hormone-disrupting plastics | Parents, children to be fingerprinted at initial 250+ nursery schools in UK | CCTV cameras spying on hundreds of classrooms | Plastics ingredient linked to feminization in children | Tasering of mom with baby ‘necessary’ in order to take child, police say | Frequent school lockdowns raise questions | First it’s ‘For the Children’: Microsoft working to ID you online | Texas truant students to be tracked by GPS anklets | Vaccines Found to Cause Diabetes in Children | Kids to Help Create Drones, ‘Fuzzy’ Line to Be Drawn between Military and Civil Spheres | DNA of ‘blameless’ youths stored | Scots schoolchildren to be fingerprinted in controversial ID scheme | UK DNA database turns ‘innocents into criminals’, warns watchdog | Cut children’s fluoride exposure, report to Health Canada urges | Population control thinktank to Britons: Have less children | Kids and cellphone warning | The evolution of baby-making | Cellphone use potentially risky for kids, teens: health agency | Cellphone use potentially risky for kids, teens: health agency | UK Parents Need Government Permission to Kiss Children | In the new Canada, we are all wards of the state | Armed Police to Roam Toronto High Schools | Senators approve anti-spanking bill | Why letting courts overrule parents is a dumb idea | Newborn Blood-Storage Law Stirs Fears of DNA Warehouse | Crimestop: UK Police Now Expected to Collect Social, Dietary, Sexual Information | Forced chemo treatment of child ‘heavy-handed’ decision: bioethicists | Police Handcuff Noisy 11 Year Old | Location of Mass Graves of Residential School Children Revealed for the First Time; Independent Tribunal Established | School removes CCTV cameras from children’s toilets after furious protest from parents
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