The news a former childcare worker has been charged with more than 1,600 child abuse offences has sent shivers through the Australian community.
Sexual predators have found a new way to exploit children: taking control of their webcams to record them without their consent. Here’s how the attack works and how you can protect your kids.
Some psychologists suggest a cultural emphasis on safety is contributing to rising anxiety and depression among teens.
Health repercussions — including large increases in child cannabis poisonings — must outweigh industry calls to roll back cannabis regulations in the federal review of the impact of legalization.
Seeing Japanese parents send toddlers out on their own to do errands has shocked viewers. But not that long ago our neighbourhoods were also child-friendly, and we can make them so again.
The good news is there are evidence-based strategies that can help you discipline your child without using violence.
New Victorian Child Safe Standards make organisations that work with children and young people legally responsible for their well-being. But what does this mandatory requirement mean in practice?
Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
A recent BBC investigation into the app VRChat has prompted concerns about children’s safety in virtual spaces.
Researchers estimate around half of the adults who end up in prison are parents.
The less an ad explicitly tells us what to do, the more likely we are to engage with it. This is particularly true – and more detrimental – when we’re very young.
Last year, 3,500 Americans were killed by house fires. A former fire and explosion investigator has 10 tips to keep you and your children safe this holiday season.
Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
Parents and caregivers are central to promoting child safety. Improving their ability to prevent injury to children is key.
The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.
When we arrest adults, we are often arresting parents. But protections for children are haphazard and kids are falling through the cracks.
Teachers unions and gun-control advocates who decry the use of fake blood and simulated shootings have cause for concern. But getting students ready does take training and practice.
Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Efforts to ‘harden’ school buildings could distract from the need to focus on human behavior and what’s known about school shooters.