Topic

child safety

79 petitions

Started 1 day ago

Petition to Jonathan S. Cantor, Keith Smith, Lori Kenyon, Ira M. Cantor

Take immediate action to rectify pool closure at Sun Ridge in Flemington, New Jersey.

On June 15th, members of Sun Ridge's HOA received an email from community manager Debbie Haraburda indicating the swimming pool would be closed until further notice.The email specifically noted "Eric the Supervisor has told me that they are having a lot of problems with this lab shutting pools down that are fine and they are looking into this. The laws changed drastically this year."Upon further investigation, residents discovered that the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety Division of Public Health Services Department had issued several warnings and that Sun Ridge had multiple opportunities to address the situation.The pool being closed on Father's Day weekend was problematic for many families who pay HOA fees to keep that pool properly maintained. Had the repeated failures to pass inspection been addressed in a competent, timely manner, this would not have happened.We, the residents, request the following:1. An immediate, public update on the status of the pool's failure to pass inspection this season, including a detailed list of dates and reasons for failed lab tests 2. An immediate, public update on what precisely has been done to address the pool's failure to pass inspection and when we can expect to use the amenity again3. A prorated rebate on HOA fees commensurate with the length of time the pool is closed4. An investigation into the handling of pool-related matters in our community, including:(a) addressing a misleading-at-best email to our residents from a community manager whose communications we should be able to rely upon as thorough and accurate.(b) replacing pool management provider or requiring performance improvement of current pool management service(c) clarifying who, ultimately, is responsible for ensuring our pool is safe and has satisfactorily passed inspections (i.e., Ms. Harrabuda, "Eric the Supervisor," someone else)(d) providing residents, via email and/on on the website, with access to current status of pool-related inspections throughout the season

Michele Blood
35 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Amino

Keep Amino apps safe for children.

Amino is meant to be a safe place for people of all races, genders, sexuality and age. While there are certain age limits mean to keep safety, TA just made those useless. Now, according to a new rule, members of Amino can chat about sexual content in a private place if everyone talking is above 18. “Amino allows certain Unlisted communities to discuss sexual themes and related topics, as long as they are set to unsearchable, and are private or require Leader approval to enter. These communities still can’t have any sexually explicit imagery. And, obviously, the rest of these guidelines apply to them, too.” ”Don’t post anything that encourages or glorifies any kind of sexual or suggestive activity with individuals under the age of 18. Be respectful of being young.”-Amino Guidelines This, to a degree, even encourages sexual content. Sexual Content is something that should not be tolerated in any social media home to many users under the age of 18. I daresay this, kids under 18 can fake their age easily to learn about stuff that they shouldn’t know. Not only that, but it opens a loophole that sexual predators can exploit, allowing them to sexually groom younger members. What we ask... We simply ask that you remove that rule and replace it with one barring sexual content 100%. Fairly simple. Here are some stats regarding online enticement and exploitation of minors, taken from MissingKids.com. For more information, please follow the link.  Engaging the child in sexual conversation/ role-play as a grooming method, rather than a goal (34%) Asking the child for sexually explicit images of themselves (33%) Developing a positive rapport with the child, often through compliments and praise, discussing “shared” interests or “liking”/commenting on children’s online posts, etc. (29%) Sending unprompted sexually explicit images of themselves (23%) Pretending to be younger (20%) Offering sexually explicit images of themselves to the child (10%) Asking children to reciprocally/mutually exchange images (9%) Offering incentives in exchange for explicit content (8%) In some 3rd-party reports, offenders engaged in a “testing of the waters” approach with one another such as engaging in sexual conversations that increasingly became more taboo and directed towards offering/asking about a child for sexual purposes. Less common (<5% of reports) methods included: pretending to be a female, pretending to be a modelling agent/photographer, pretending to be someone known to the child by using a fake/stolen account, recording/capturing images of the child without their authorization, using an autmoated system/bot to communicate in order to "cast a wide net" for victims, or asking children to rate an explicit picture of themselves.

Iva Austin
46 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to FDA , NIH , MHRA , World Health Organization, European Medicines Agency

Stop the Damage and Find a Cure for Victims of MRI Contrast Toxicity

Thirty million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are performed each year in the US alone, and many more worldwide. One of every three patients undergoing an MRI scan is injected with the contrast agent, gadolinium. This helps “light up” the results more clearly for the radiologists. Gadolinium is a highly-toxic rare metal. It has no place in the human body. When gadolinium was introduced as a contrast agent, it was prepared in such a way that it was thought to leave the body naturally within 3 days of the MRI scan. Scientific research carried out in the past decade has clearly disproved this. Gadolinium is retained in the body for many years, possibly a lifetime, and concentrates specifically in brain and bones. Tens of millions of patients are exposed to this known toxic substance every year, when they undergo an MRI scan. Many of these patients are young children, whose bodies are still developing. The long-term harm of gadolinium accumulation has not yet been quantified. However, there are already many victims of gadolinium poisoning who suffer painful and crippling symptoms. Recent studies show that gadolinium contrast is used far too liberally and is not necessary in many cases.   We must voice our concerns to the FDA, the World Health Organization and the medical community. We ask the FDA, the World Health Organization and health authorities worldwide to: Warn physicians and patients about the risks of gadolinium. Restrict gadolinium use only to cases where the benefits outweigh the risks. Invest in rapid development of safe gadolinium alternatives. Sponsor large studies of gadolinium toxicity in patients who have undergone MRI scans. Promote the development of effective treatments to remove toxic gadolinium from patients affected by it.

MedInsight Research Institute
4,585 supporters