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9jaonline posted a topic in NewsUsing digital devices at night affects the sleeping habits of students and damages their mental health, Australian educators warned on Friday. Liz Bobos, co-president of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Principals Association, said the trend is causing children to act like “device vampires” with disrupted sleep cycles that see them sleep through much of the school day. “We tuck our children into bed, we read them a story, we say goodnight and we assume that eyes are shut — but there’s no guarantee that happens,” Bobos told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Friday. She said that schools had reported an increase in referrals to psychologists but many youth mental health programmes did not treat children younger than 12. Sarah Blunden, director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep, said that the blue light emitted by mobile devices delays the release of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep, disrupting the body’s circadian rhythms, which regulate sleep cycles. She said: “because our circadian clock does have a distance to run, because we go to sleep later, we are alert later. “If you have a disrupted circadian clock, one that is delayed, but also one that is different day to day, you are more likely to have an emotional lability, that is, a much more volatile emotional state. “You’re more likely to be depressed or have waves of depression or anxiety.” Ms Bobos said schools and parents needed to coordinate to ensure children were using technology appropriately. “Schools have a huge role to play in teaching children … about creating balance in their life. “There are apps that parents can put on their own phone that don’t restrict children from accessing technology, but allow parents to know what apps their children are accessing, so parents can have a conversation with their kids. “There’s a real opportunity for parents to educate children there,” she said.
9jaonline posted a topic in NewsA man has taken to social media to warn people the danger of charging a phone and using it to make or receive calls at the same time. According to the man identified as Ayariga Hassan, his Samsung Galaxy S5 got burnt while charging the smartphone five minutes after using it to receive a call from a friend this morning. Below is what he shared on Facebook; Good Morning fellow countrymen and women, at around 9.30am today after receiving a call from a friend I left my phone on charge and less than 5 mins my Samsung Galaxy S5 started burning. Please, it is real, do not charge a phone and receive calls at the same time.
Yahoo Boy Caught After Allegedly Using His Nephew For Money Ritual In Lagos State (Graphic Photo+Video)
9jaonline posted a topic in ViralAn alleged internet fraudster who was desperate to make money has reportedly used his sister’s son for money ritual. A Yahoo Boy (internet fraudster) who allegedly used his nephew for money rituals has been arrested by security agents. The man identified as Tunde Owolabi aka Money Talks reportedly used his elder sister’s 7-year-old son for a ritual. The sad incident happened in Ikoyi, Lagos state. He confessed after he had taken shocked security operatives to the place where he buried the boy. He was forced to exhume the dead body following the shocking incident. He is now in police custody. Watch video below:
bobdiva posted a topic in CelebritiesA top Nigerian scammer known in the black community as “Starboy” was arrested yesterday along with five friends all from the west African country. Antonio Joscarlos, along with a Thai woman called Sukanya, had used a fake Facebook profile to con middle aged Thai men looking for love. They used a picture of a beautiful female US soldier and pretended to be her – they were chatting to 38 men at the time of their arrest at JP Smart Condominium in Pak Kret. Victims were persuaded in the “romance scam” to send money to their accounts. Taken into evidence were a computer notebook, ten phones, bankbooks, cash and other valuables. Also arrested yesterday were five friends of “Starboy” – all Nigerians – running investment scams tricking Thai couples. Three million baht in funds was found as part of this subsequent investigation. The crime led to connections in Senegal. Leading the crackdown ordered by prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha and deputy Prawit Wongsuwan is acting tourism police chief Surachet Hakpan who said that romance scams and bogus investment schemes were causing a lot of trouble for the country. The former relied on those looking for love while the latter relied on people’s greed. All those arrested have been initially detained on fraud and false pretenses charges though Daily News reported that false imprisonment and assault may be added to the rap sheet for some of them. The crackdown is targeting mostly those in the African community using tourism as a cover for illegal activities.
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