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Old December 17th, 2017 #1
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France takes phones away from tech-addicted teenagers

Limiting access to mobiles and social media a matter of public health, says minister

France has declared its tech-addicted teens to be a matter of public health — and is trying to limit their access to mobile phones and social networks.

Draft legislation this week as part of a bill on data privacy proposes that French children under the age of 16 will need their parents’ approval to open an account on Facebook or other social networks such as Snapchat or Instagram.

It follows an announcement by Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister, that mobile phones will be banned from next year in primary, junior and middle schools, a pledge that formed part of Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign.

Mobile phones are already prohibited in French classrooms but, from September, students will not be allowed to use them on breaks, at mealtimes or between lessons.

Both proposals found favour within the tech community in France. “I think it’s a sensible proposal to completely ban mobile phones in schools,” says Pia d’Iribarne, at Accel Partners, a venture capital investor. “Time that children spend playing on their phones is time not spent learning or interacting with their peers.”

But experts warned of the practical difficulties of controlling children’s internet and social media use.

“The dangers of the internet and social media for children include cyber addiction and bullying, desocialisation, sleep disruption and exposure to violence and pornography online,” says Pascal Lardellier, a sociology professor.

“However, given that children are more and more connected from a younger and younger age, it’s unrealistic and utopian to think that parents and governments can control the usage.

”Social networks such as Facebook already forbid users under 13 from signing up. But the French ministry of justice points to studies showing that young people aged 14 to 15 are most likely to put themselves in dangerous situations such as dubious online dating sites.

European regulation sets 16 as the age of consent for social networks but individual member states can set a younger limit: Britain uses the age of 13 years old.

France’s proposed legislation comes as Facebook is attempting to draw in even younger users by launching a messaging app for kids as young as six, which lets parents decide who their children communicate with.

YouTube, another popular site, has had to defend itself against allegations that it allowed inappropriate videos to be published on the site featuring children and sexualised comments.

Facebook has specific protections and safety parameters for teenagers between 13 and 17, and has taken part in several educational initiatives in France around topics such as cyber violence. People familiar with the group’s thinking say it believes restrictions on under-16s could have unintended consequences, discouraging safe education of younger teenagers.

The French education ministry is looking at how a mobile ban in schools might work and is expected to give more details next year. Issues include the logistics of schools having to store hundreds — even thousands — of phones securely or whether teachers need to search pupils for devices.

Mr Blanque believes that the time children spend staring at screens is a matter of “public health”.

“These days, the children don’t play at break time any more. They are just all in front of their smartphones and, from an educational point of view, that’s a problem,” Mr Blanque said to the Local, an English-language publication, this week.

Rachel Delacour, an entrepreneur who was this week elected co-president of industry body France Digital, said the solution required not just regulation but also better education. “We should promote children’s critical spirit and their ability to analyse and distance themselves from over-using their phones,” she said.
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Draft legislation this week as part of a bill on data privacy proposes that French children under the age of 16 will need their parents’ approval to open an account on Facebook or other social networks such as Snapchat or Instagram.

That should be interesting.

When ZOG tried to force its color revolution in Egypt 2011, the legitimate officials had to pay millions of US$ in fines for denying the platforms that provided access to jewbook, twatter, etc.

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Mubarak, other former Egypt officials fined $91 million for blocking cellphones, Internet

Reporting from Cairo — A judge fined former President Hosni Mubarak and two officials about $91 million Saturday for cutting cellphone and Internet services during the protests this winter that forced Mubarak to step down.

The three were found guilty of "causing damage to the national economy," state television reported, and ordered to pay the fines to the Egyptian treasury.

Political analyst Nabil Abdel Fattah said the ruling was a watershed for activists and academics who struggled to express themselves and organize online under the Mubarak regime.

"It protects organizing networks in virtual space," he said, and signals that under Egypt's transitional military government, "you must respect the freedom of speech and communications. Any authoritarian constraints are refused."

The revolution was in large part fueled by activists mobilizing via Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

The Egyptian government plans to pay about $16.8 million to telecommunications companies for forcing them to suspend their services during the revolution, Maged Othman, the minister of communications and information technology, told the state news agency.

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Both proposals found favour within the tech community in France. “I think it’s a sensible proposal to completely ban mobile phones in schools,” says Pia d’Iribarne, at Accel Partners, a venture capital investor. “Time that children spend playing on their phones is time not spent learning or interacting with their peers.”
Accel, formerly known as Accel Partners, is an American venture capital firm. Accel works with startups in seed, early and growth-stage investments. The company has offices in Palo Alto, California and San Francisco, California, with additional operating funds in London, India and China (through a partnership with International Data Group (IDG-Accel)).

Accel has funded technology companies including Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, Atlassian, Flipkart, Supercell, Spotify, Etsy, Braintree/Venmo, Vox Media, Lynda.com, Qualtrics, DJI, Cloudera, Jet.com and GoFundMe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accel_Partners


An American venture capital firm has opinions on (((education))) in France and a (((government))) has suddenly decided to control (((education))) by removing the (((control measures))). Odd.

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Old December 17th, 2017 #3
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Can you imagine in the KWA if young teens had their phones taken away?

They have dumbed people down.

Now you see 12 year olds walking around with $900 phones.
 
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An American venture capital firm has opinions on (((education))) in France and a (((government))) has suddenly decided to control (((education))) by removing the (((control measures))). Odd.
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Both proposals found favour within the tech community in France. “I think it’s a sensible proposal to completely ban mobile phones in schools,” says Pia d’Iribarne, at Accel Partners, a venture capital investor. “Time that children spend playing on their phones is time not spent learning or interacting with their peers.”
I don't think Accel is involved in this, its more like one of their French employees working in their French affiliate who has an opinion, that´s how I understand it.
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For many young people smart phones are a form of escape, take away those smart phones and they more clearly see the horrific numbers of menacing niggers and jawas infesting their schools.
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For many young people smart phones are a form of escape, take away those smart phones and they more clearly see the horrific numbers of menacing niggers and jawas infesting their schools.
Yeah this young generation is hooked on these phones,everywhere i look in metro,bus,shopping centre,....etc all the time they "live" in their own fantasy world.They get the clock around brainwashed information pumped in their heads,also i see that they start very young with it {what kind of parents they have to give it to them?,jew loving leftists idiots!}.
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