Migrant children outside a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children in Florida, May 2019.
A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her immigration case sparked a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in detention.
Smart eve versus the iCub. iCub learns from how children play.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child's play.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Children are the future, so why don't we listen to them more often?
Climate change and especially variations in the ozone layer have increased the danger from the sun’s harmful rays during the last 25 years. Children are particularly at risk.
The sun emits harmful rays 365 days a year, even when cloudy or rainy. Children must be protected or they may develop cataracts at an earlier age and run the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids.
Children in a Bangladesh slum.
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In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?
Children often want to have a tangible connection in their giving
Young children should be given a bigger role in deciding which charities their schools and families support.
Forest School helps children learn without realising it.
Children report being at their happiest when playing outside.
Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
The education system is failing some of the country's most vulnerable children.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
The U.S. Census struggles to accurately count the number of children under 5.
In 2010, approximately 1 million children under the age of 5 were not counted in the census. That meant less state funding for critical services like Early Head Start and SNAP.
Simply taking lessons outside can do wonders for children’s education and well-being.
Taking everyday lessons outside can improve well-being and engagement, yet it is not as used as often as it could be.
Are tracking technologies changing parenting?
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
A woman walks along a street in Port-au-Prince's wealthiest district, Petionville. © Fiona de Hoog
Recognising the role of women in global child slavery is key to addressing it.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
Can’t spot the problem?
Research into attitudes reveals some startling findings.
World Health Organisation guidelines on screen time lack nuance.
Pollutants not shown.
Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Many American mothers say part-time work would be ideal.
For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.