Ghana: Govt Mulls over Mobile Phone Restriction in Schools



Stephen Korley, a secondary school student in Accra informed DW that he utilizes his phone to interact operating his moms and dads and for convenience functions.

"My mother purchased me the phone in order to call operating me and for me to do my research study for the program I do," he claimed. He claimed that the internet provides info that is not offered in his books.

Some moms and dads have actually been infuriated by the suggestion, as they intend to remain in continuous touch operating their children. Youngster legal rights lobbyists have actually likewise increased worries that this would certainly eliminate the children's imaginative capacity.

Ghana's education and learning service has actually begun a project to outlaw using cellphones in main and also senior high schools. The relocation, according to the educationists, will certainly allow students to focus many more on their researches.

Jeffery Avoka one more secondary school student additionally stated that his moms and dads purchased him a phone to do study and also call them seeking something. He confesses that he invests some time on social media systems like Facebook as well as WhatsApp.

In Ghana's senior high schools, 6 from 10 students have mobile phones, according to DW's contributor in Accra. A lot of them, throughout break time, browse the net and also send out conversation messages to buddies utilizing Facebook, WhatsApp and also various other social media sites tools. To some, phones play a crucial part in interacting operating their moms and dads.

'Negative impacts' of mobile phone use in colleges?’

"The fear is so great that I will certainly not quit informing moms and dads, all as well as motley, that the impact of mobile phones on learning is not a tiny point to be highlighted," Kor informed DW. "Can we think of the number of hrs or mins students use in the evening WhatsApping?

Operating the discussion acquiring energy it is expected that several experts consisting of educationists as well as moms and dads will certainly make their voices recognized on the issue.You can find more information aboutOnrecycle here.



Cellphone are our record, not our future': Nokia on where following for equipment



The VR cam concerned is OZO, a round cam that catches 3D film and also video for use in virtual truth applications. Targeted at material manufacturers like movie studio, it's valued at $60,000 and also will certainly be utilized making added material for Disney films.

Nokia will not remain in any type of means associated with the company-- it will not be creating recommendation tools as it provided for the N1 tablet computer that Foxconn made under the Nokia brand name-- yet that does not suggest it's not intending to be a pressure in equipment once more.

"In the electronic media space, plainly operating VR this is a market that needs to take its training course, no person company could increase it. We should companion operating Faacebook, we have to companion operating Google, Samsung, operating anybody that agrees to companion to increase the marketplace ... As a market needs to take its program, that will certainly take much longer, yet we'll be below for the long-term," Haidamus stated.

"We have definitely no passion to get back right into the mobile company. That's our record, not our future," Ramzi Haidamus, head of state of Nokia's Technologies system, informed ZDNet.

"The interpretation of electronic wellness is much more regarding health as well as surveillance of where you live as well as where you function. That diversity rests within the electronic wellness," Haidamus states.

In April, Nokia revealed its purchase of French electronic health and wellness company Withings for 170m. Why yes to health and wellness as well as no to mobile phones?

Provided the riches of electronic wellness firms around and also Nokia's huge budget-- it invested 15.6 bn on getting Alcatel-Lucent the year prior to it got Withings-- why did it determine to acquire a reasonably small player in the health and wellness technology market?

Products typically aren't the only top priority for Nokia in VR-- the company wishes to head out and also make brand-new pals also.

"I assume the electronic wellness space and also the high-growth virtual fact space will certainly maintain us active for fairly some time. That's not to claim Nokia will not make opportunistic buys if something fascinating comes up, however there are no strategies for 'string a pearls' purchases as an automobile for expanding the company.

After the sale of its HERE maps system in 2014, Nokia has 2 major company devices: networking as well as equipment. The value of both to the future of the company can't be overemphasized; however does that mean that we'll be seeing even more purchase of even more firms to allow growth right into brand-new aspects?


Processed food companies knocked for targeting Irish kids' smart phones



UCD speaker as well as kid psycho therapist Dr Mimi Tatlow-Golden stated: Junk food firms as well as several of the globe’s finest advertising and marketing minds are targeting children operating refined, innovative and also surreptitious techniques in an atmosphere where moms and dads weren’t understand just what taking place is and also could t quickly discover.

The Irish Heart Foundation record, that includes the initial recognized study in Europe right into the advertising and marketing strategies of leading brand names most preferred operating young teenagers on Facebook, will certainly be sent to Communications Minister Denis Naughten today.

They likewise use hi-tech analytics to target children straight in the electronic globe, they could recognize those that are most responsive to food and also drink advertising and marketing as well as therefore target one of the most susceptible children.

Dr Tatlow-Gordon was talking in Dublin at the launch of a record which subjects the covert methods being utilized to target kids. She has actually advised that the advertising and marketing policies for radio and also TD be included all electronic media.

Convenience food companies are making use of a technicality in marketing regulations to target children via their smart phones, a record has actually located.

Dr Tatlow-Gordon included: The Government has no alternative however to control electronic advertising and marketing of processed food. The choice is to enable children’s long-lasting health and wellness to be placed at serious as well as continuous danger.

It likewise suggests public wellness scientists must have accessibility to information regarding children’s on-line involvement operating junk food as well as drink items that is presently privy just to media systems, online marketers and also food brand names and also which limits the growth of proper plan.