Many parents assume the Internet leads to negative behavior in their children. But a team of researchers found kids found a sense of "community" by using the Internet in two after-school programs. By increasing at-risk children's exposure to various community-based websites, Facebook pages and other social media, one researcher said, they learn to use the Internet in a positive way.
Gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia, a study has shown. The research critically reviewed the findings from 17 different pieces of research, has found that outdoor spaces can offer environments that promote relaxation, encourage activity and reduce residents' agitation.
David France's passion for music changed his life. It took him to Venezuela where he met a mother of five who had moved out of her house so the kids on her street could form an orchestra. Children played classical music there seven days a week, transforming the barrios with music and positivity. "I was really moved by that and thought, 'When I go back to Boston when am I going to move out of my house and sell chicken eggs, and on behalf of what community will I do that for?'" David returned to Boston to found Revolution of Hope, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children in inner-city neighborhoods through music.