The Nigerian government need uniform laws to protect children in camps for displaced people.
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Nigeria’s child rights law must be applicable in all states to protect children living in camps for displaced people.
Examining a child on a screen is nothing like examining a child in person.
Public-health messaging and strained health-care resources during COVID-19 have meant fewer in-person exams. For some children with brain cancer, this can have devastating consequences.
Primary and secondary school students who ate five servings of fruit or veg daily had better mental wellbeing.
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One in ten secondary school students didn’t eat a single serving of fruits or vegetables daily.
New research demonstrates the many aspects of nature play that make it a great way for young children to gain STEM knowledge.
Despite warnings about the impact of climate change on health, surprisingly little has been written about the mental health consequences of climate change for children.
Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
With a beam of light, an otoscope allows a clinician to examine the ear canal and eardrum.
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With mask-wearing and kids out of school last winter, viral upper respiratory infections decreased. However, clinicians have seen a return of respiratory viruses this summer and ear infections are up too.
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Interviewees describe ‘scrimping and saving’ to make ends meet.
Some children liked being able to move from room to room, while others felt more confined to their desks at home.
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Children missed being with friends but liked the freedom to move around at home. These are some of the takeaways from an education researcher who talked to 30 kids ages 5-8.
How do children feel about pandemic measures that affect their lives and sense of security?
Children are excluded from decisions related to schooling during the pandemic. This denies children their agency and reflects a historical colonial attitude about the place of the child.
Parents may want to talk to teachers about their family structure, and what their child calls each parent, before the start of the school year.
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Parents often think about a school’s quality, class sizes, safety and extracurriculars. LGBTQ parents may also want to know their family will be respected.
COVID infections are rising among children. Here’s how parents and schools can best protect kids right now.
Trials are under way to ascertain whether COVID vaccines are safe and effective for children under 12. In the meantime, it’s reassuring to note that generally, young kids cope OK with the virus.
New research found girls particularly liked to see wildflowers, hear nature sounds and touch animals and plants.
If you have an Apple device and upload photos to iCloud, the company will use some clever math to sniff them for instances of child abuse – without actually looking at the photos.
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Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
Fantasy play, painting, playing made-up games and building with blocks are a few examples of free play.
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Children use play to express themselves and process their emotions. Here’s how parents can make the most of play time together.
Researchers can refer to the “Handbook for Children’s Participation in Research in Indonesia” to design appropriate and ethical methods of child participatory research.
Children’s meaningful participation is important because their needs and potential will be fulfilled when adults understand their position and listen to their voices and experiences.
4 out of 5 experts said yes.
Investment in preventing violence against children is a long-term strategy for a sustainable future, and it requires urgent action.
A third of American fathers work 50 or more hours a week, compared with less than 10% of Canadian fathers.
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A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.