Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Professor Marina Lao as Director of the agency’s Office of Policy Planning, (Read More)
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The Family Online Safety Institute launched their new Good Digital Parenting website fosi.org/parenting. Good Digital Parenting empowers parents to confidently navigate the online world with their kids.
1,700 magnet ingestions have been treated in U.S. emergency departments from 2009-2011
Little Magnets = Big Problem
Rare-earth, high-powered magnets are not your typical refrigerator magnet. Measuring only 5 millimeters (0.20 inches) in diameter, these powerful magnets are candy-sized and easily swallowed. Appoximately 80% of all high-powered magnet ingestions result in endoscopic or surgical intervention.