Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on Thursday pledged to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation, as they fight off moves … Read more
80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts
COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of … Read more
Children who may have multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a troubling complication of Covid-19 infection, need immediate attention and will probably need to … Read more
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting children’s health and standard of living globally, said climate activist and children’s rights proponent Greta Thunberg during an interview with … Read more
Doctors in Italy have reported the first clear evidence of a link between Covid-19 and a rare but serious inflammatory disorder that has required some … Read more
UNICEF published a report on Tuesday saying an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the … Read more
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing to release an alert warning doctors to be on the lookout for a dangerous inflammatory … Read more
U.S. scientists are working to understand a rare, life-threatening inflammatory syndrome in children associated with exposure to the new coronavirus by quickly assembling clinical trials … Read more
Sprawling green spaces and fantastical skyscrapers feature in children’s ‘own’ designed cities of the future
From “fantastical skyscrapers” to sprawling green spaces, children are creating their own cities while under lockdown, using designs from a renowned British architecture studio.
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No child has been found to have passed coronavirus to an adult, a review of evidence in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatricians has … Read more
Doctors in Britain, Italy, and Spain have been warned to look out for a rare inflammatory condition in children that is possibly linked to the … Read more
UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. announced the expansion of a global learning platform to help children and youth affected by COVID-19 continue their education at home.… Read more
Paediatric services in the US could be overwhelmed by thousands of sick infants and young children – an overlooked group which has a higher risk … Read more
Hundreds of thousands of children could die this year due to the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and tens of millions more … Read more
Sock puppets displayed on a blue fence in Leicestershire, Britain.
The Landlord of the Stoney Stanton village pub has encouraged children to make sock puppets, … Read more
A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than … Read more
A mass teddy bear hunt is under way around the world to help distract the millions of children locked down because of the coronavirus pandemic.… Read more
British police said on Friday there were at least 300,000 people in the country who posed a sex threat to children, warning that there could … Read more
A row has erupted in Italy over parents being allowed to take their children out for a short walk amid the coronavirus lockdown.
The government … Read more
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told the country’s children on Monday it was OK to feel scared during the “special days” of the coronavirus outbreak.… Read more
More than 290 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on Thursday with Italy the latest country to shut schools over the deadly new coronavirus, … Read more
Activists participate in an action against sexual violence on children in Berlin, Germany, 05 March 2020.
In the run-up to World Women’s Day, the international … Read more
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not … Read more
The use of alcohol and tobacco by young people and children is closely linked to the use of illicit drugs, a UN-backed narcotics control body … Read more
Rome public prosecutor Maria Monteleone on Wednesday sounded the alarm about child prostitution in the capital, saying that children as young as 10 were victims.… Read more
TikTok will be implementing new safety features, which means a parent can link their account to their child’s and control the content they see.
The … Read more
No single country is providing children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: UN report
The future of every single child in the world is at risk as nations across the world fail to curb the effects of climate change … Read more
The Duchess of Cambridge, who has three children, has given a landmark interview to the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast, hosted by Giovanna Fletcher.
In … Read more
Nearly one in six children around the world — 415 million children in all — were living in a conflict zone in 2018, more than … Read more
UN experts insist comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online
Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on … Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Palforzia [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp] to mitigate allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure … Read more
More than half of children say they sleep with their mobile phone beside their bed, according to an annual survey of young people’s use of … Read more
Thousands of children will benefit from more sports activities after school and in the school holidays through a £1.6 million funding boost to help schools … Read more
Nestlé Research and the University of Plymouth have revealed new insights into the factors that predispose children to developing type 2 diabetes in adult life. … Read more
Trials of pioneering technology to help disabled pupils in the classroom will take place across the country in the first programme of its kind in … Read more
UNICEF warns ‘dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict in Libya
The world should not accept the “dire and untenable” situation facing children in wartorn Libya the head of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on … Read more
Each year, at least 55 million children in Europe suffer some form of physical, sexual, emotional or psychological violence, the UN health agency (WHO) said.… Read more
EU figures estimate that 6.9 million children in Europe reside in a country different from the one on their passport. Around two-thirds of these hail … Read more
Online child exploitation is a horrific crime that requires a whole-of-society approach. Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to child online protection. First and foremost, as … Read more
Microsoft cooperated with three British schoolgirls to create a tool to tackle bullying and loneliness
Three schoolgirls from the UK have worked with Microsoft to create an app that tackles bullying and loneliness.
Twelve-year-old Kaja and 13-year-olds Eylem and Wiktoria, … Read more
The number of Caribbean children displaced by storms has risen approximately six-fold in the past five years, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reveals in a … Read more
In Belgium, 427 refugee children have disappeared from the Fedasil reception centres without a trace, according to new figures from Missing Children Europe and Child … Read more
Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, research by psychiatrists concludes.
The study, from … Read more
Children sit at a delegate table during an event marking the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the … Read more
China has imposed curfews on minors playing video games to combat what the government says is a serious addiction “harming the physical and mental health … Read more
Eating on public transport should be banned and the sugar tax extended, or the Government will fail to meet its target to halve childhood obesity, … Read more
Microsoft is enabling parents to limit the time their children spend on specific apps and games on Xbox, and Windows and Android devices.
Following an … Read more