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Parents Fear Children Are Too Inactive Due to Time Spent Staring at Screens

A recent UK survey indicated that parents are worried that screen time is leading to inactive lifestyles in children. The survey of 2,022 parents found that 54% are worried that screen time is fueling their children’s inactive lifestyle, with more than a third (36%) saying device use means their children do not play outside enough. The survey was conducted by Internet Matters, a non-profit organization which helps families stay safe online. Parents were asked about their children’s use of any connected device, which could be a mobile phone, laptop or tablet.

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The Government of Canada Invests in Protecting Nature

The Government of Canada will invest $2.25 million over three years in the Engaging Canadian Kids in Wildlife Conservation funding program. The initiative aims to inspire and enable Canadian children to take an active role in the protection of wildlife—including species at risk—and their habitats. The investment will support the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Earth Rangers Foundation. The organizations will educate kids across the country on protecting Canada’s nature from the threats to biodiversity and wildlife.

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