While it can be difficult to get young kids to follow instructions around social distancing, there are a few things parents can do to minimise the risk of any COVID-19 spread on the playground.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
Any COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be given first to higher risk groups before it is given to children. But we still need vaccines that are safe and effective for them too.
The Queensland opposition wants an 8pm curfew for children under 14 and 10pm for those under 17, in Townsville and Cairns.
A new study finds a link between having young children at home and a lower risk of catching COVID-19.
At age 7, Black, white and Hispanic children have a similar opinion of the police. But this increasingly turns negative by the time they are teenagers, especially for nonwhite teens.
Localising the child's right act across the country will guarantee the application of child right laws to all children.
Back-to-school routines under COVID-19 look a little different than previous years. For one thing, kids need to wear masks. Which means many parents have mask questions.
Rocks exposes the realities of social care, where children feel left out of decisions that shape their lives.
Kids become more vulnerable to maltreatment when their parents can't secure child care or housing or get jobs.
Children going missing from the same institutions without investigation and loopholes in criminal security checks for people looking after vulnerable children – issues that need urgent attention.
Even kids who were asymptomatic when they had COVID-19 have developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a new review of hundreds of cases shows.
With UNICEF ranking New Zealand 35th out of 41 rich countries for children’s well-being, the gap between rhetoric and reality is wider than ever.
When water stagnates in pipes, harmful metals and bacteria can accumulate and make people sick. Buildings that were shut down for weeks during the pandemic may be at risk.
Our study of Indigenous young people leaving out-of-home care has identified major deficits in programs designed to help them transition to adulthood.
Children need the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by experts in ways they can understand. A briefing may reduce children's anxiety and increase their understanding of the pandemic.
Each year, parents consider when to start allowing their children to commute to school unsupervised. During the coronavirus pandemic, there are additional concerns.
Children need to learn how to manage their own accounts and passwords as an extension of their identity.
The World Health Organisation now recommends children aged 12 years and older wear masks and that masks should be considered for those aged 6-11 years.
School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.