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‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-January

Subject to final approvals, 2.3 million children in age cohort could have first jab before school returns in 2022Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralian children aged five to 11 could receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid as soon as 10 January, following provisional approval by the country’s drugs regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) green light, announced by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Sunday will likely be followed by an independent rec...
Tags: Health, Children, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus, COVID

Brisbane man jailed after seven children rescued from sexual exploitation in Philippines

Neil Andrew Lyall Robards, 68, gets five years for child abuse offences across international bordersGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingSeven children have been rescued from sexual exploitation in the Philippines and a Brisbane man has been jailed for five years after a multinational police operation into an alleged international child abuse ring.Neil Andrew Lyall Robards, 68, of Brisbane was sentenced in the district court on Thursday to five years in prison for a range of chil...
Tags: Children, UK News, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Crime - Australia, Australian federal police, Mindanao, Rape and sexual assault, Neil Andrew Lyall Robards

Sex ratio of babies linked to pollution and poverty indicators

Study finds some pollutants are correlated with higher levels of boys and others with more girlsA swathe of pollutants and indicators of poverty have been linked to changes in the ratio of baby boys to girls born to millions of parents.A study of half the US population and the entire Swedish population examined more than 100 possible factors and found, for example, that mercury, chromium and aluminium pollution correlated with more boys being born, while lead pollution increased the proportion o...
Tags: Gender, Science, Sweden, Children, Environment, Pregnancy, US, Society, World news, US news, Poverty, Medical Research, Pollution, Social exclusion

School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs

Draft law also proposes maximum fine of up to €150,000 in most serious casesThe French parliament has voted to make school bullying a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison, as MPs said society needed a wake-up call on the seriousness of children targeting their peers.The proposed law was supported by Emmanuel Macron’s education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Children, Bullying, France, World news, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Michel Blanquer

Tesla is selling a $1,900 quad bike for children aged 8 and up, but can't guarantee orders will arrive in time for the holidays

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Picture Alliance/Getty Images Tesla launched a new children's quad bike called "Cyberquad for Kids."  The company's website says the ATV is suitable for children aged eight and up. It costs $1,900, and Tesla warned orders may not arrive in time for the holidays. The company's website added a product called the "Cyberquad for Kids" on Wednesday. The product description said it has a top speed of 10 mph and is suitable for children aged eight and above.The kids&#...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Kids, News, Children, Trends, Tesla, ATV, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Cybertruck, Cyberquad, Quad bike

Mother jailed for harming baby hits out at ‘unjust’ appeal ruling

Lawyers and campaigners fear decision not to grant appeal against conviction risks silencing other victims of domestic abuse A mother jailed for harming her baby has accused the courts of “injustice” after judges accepted she was a victim of abuse but ruled against an application for an appeal against her conviction made on the grounds that her violent ex-partner coerced her to lie at her trial.The woman, known as “Jenny”, was convicted in 2017 of causing or allowing serious harm after her child...
Tags: Children, Law, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, UK criminal justice, Global development, Court of appeal, Jenny

Ganbare Douki-chan Full of Wedding Shenanigans

Ganbare Douki-chan‘s love-struck Douki has fantasized about marrying her colleague in the anime’s latest wedding-themed episode, the girl also managing to catch the bouquet before handing it over to a little girl and eventually leading to the consumption of alcohol. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Romance, Children, Alcohol, Wedding, Anime, Ona, Image Gallery, AtelierPontdarc, Ganbare Douki-chan, Douki, Ganbare Douki, Ganbare Douki chan Full

Average of two girls aged 10 to 14 give birth daily in Paraguay, Amnesty finds

Longstanding plague of child abuse and extreme abortion laws fuel crisis, report saysAn average of two girls between 10 and 14 give birth every day in Paraguay, thanks to a toxic combination of widespread child abuse and draconian abortion laws, according to a new Amnesty International report.Paraguay has one of the highest rates of child and teen pregnancy in Latin America, a region that, as a whole, has the second-highest rates in the world. Continue reading...
Tags: Children, Americas, US news, Paraguay, Global development, Amnesty International, Latin America, Paraguay Amnesty

How To Invest For Your Kids On A Tight Budget

There are a number of ways you can start investing for your kids, regardless of how tight your budget is. Marlo Richardson shares her thoughts. The post How To Invest For Your Kids On A Tight Budget appeared first on Young Upstarts.
Tags: Startups, Children, Thinking Aloud, Child Education, Marlo Richardson

Male Orphanage Staff Member Arrested for Molesting Child

An orphanage worker has been arrested after it was learned he was wreaking havoc on at least one of the young girls there, the demented criminal admitting to his wrongdoings and claiming he was unable to contain his lust. The 33-year-old male worked as a staff member for an orphanage in Arao City and was […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Children, Anime, Kumamoto, Monster Parents, Arao City

‘Shocking’ that UK is moving child refugees into hotels

Children’s Society criticises practice of placing unaccompanied minors in hotels with limited careRecord numbers of unaccompanied child asylum seekers who arrived in the UK on small boats are being accommodated in four hotels along England’s south coast, a situation that the Children’s Society has described as “shocking”.About 250 unaccompanied children who arrived in small boats are thought to be accommodated in hotels, which Ofsted said was an unacceptable practice. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Children, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Ofsted, Kent, Children 's Society

You be the judge: should my husband spend more time with our baby?

We air both sides of a domestic disagreement – and ask you to deliver a verdict• Have a disagreement you’d like settled? Or want to be part of our jury? Click hereSince our baby was born, Tom has not changed his routine, and is out most nights playing sport Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Children, Relationships, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Tom

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider

The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Now it must invest in it | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

As an economist I know it makes financial as well as ethical sense to get this world-first vaccine to the millions who need itI vividly remember the day I learned a harsh lesson in the tragic burden of malaria that too many of us from the African continent have endured. I was 15, living amid the chaos of Nigeria’s Biafran war, when my three-year-old sister fell sick. Her body burning with fever, I tied her on my back and carried her to a medical clinic, a six-mile trek from my home.We arrived at...
Tags: Health, Children, Nigeria, World news, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Malaria, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

A child injured in the Waukesha parade has died, bringing the toll to six

Driver has been charged with five counts of intentional homicide and more charges are pendingProsecutors in Wisconsin on Tuesday charged a man with intentional homicide in the deaths of five people who were killed when an SUV was driven into a Christmas parade earlier this week that also left 62 people injured, including many children.Prosecutors say a sixth person, a child, has died and more charges are pending. Several of those injured remain in critical condition. Continue reading...
Tags: Children, US news, Wisconsin, US crime, Waukesha

‘Covid has formed the person I am’: young people on how the pandemic changed them

While some were inspired to make the most of life when they finally could, others say they felt unvalued and overlooked, as well as disappointed by the governmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor the past 12 months, the Guardian has tracked the journey of a group of young people from across the UK, capturing their intimate feelings and experiences as the pandemic upends their lives. Here they tell us how the past year has affected them – and transformed their future...
Tags: UK, Children, Society, UK News, Guardian, Young People, Musa, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, Coronavirus, Aadam Patel, Zubeda

Zahawi rejects exclusion zones to keep Covid anti-vaxxers away from schools

Education secretary says police should deal with problem as survey shows 79% of schools targetedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi has rejected calls for the introduction of exclusion zones to keep anti-vaccine protesters away from schools, saying he would prefer the police to deal with the problem.The education secretary told LBC that anti-vaxxers, who have been picketing school gates across England, should not be going anywhere near schools, teachers or p...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, Children, Police, Society, UK News, Schools, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, LBC, Keir Starmer, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus

It’s a goal: How a former gangster is changing the lives of children through football

Wynne Dryden is dedicating his life to children in Epping Forest’s gang-riddled streets with the help of his love for soccer The post It’s a goal: How a former gangster is changing the lives of children through football appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Children, Football, Sport, Cape Town, Gangs, Western Cape, Epping Forest, Bafana Bafana, Top Six, Gangsterism, Subs-only, Hellenic FC, Wynne Dryden

Reuse? Compost? Dump? Solving the eco-conundrum of nappies

Disposable diapers are one of the biggest factors in plastic waste. Efforts to address the problem are popping up all over the worldIn July 2017, Prigi Arisandi stood in the Surabaya River in East Java, Indonesia, and counted nappies. In one hour, “176 diapers floated in front of my face,” he said.The Indonesian biologist, who won the Goldman environmental prize in 2011 for his efforts to stem pollution flowing into the Surabaya, decided to make nappy waste his focus. He launched the Diaper Evac...
Tags: Children, Indonesia, Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Ethical and green living, Parents and parenting, Goldman, Plastics, Surabaya, Prigi Arisandi, Surabaya River, Diaper Evacuation Brigade

England and Wales ‘one step closer to ending child marriage’ after MP vote

Second reading of bill to ban marriage for under-18s receives cross-party supportA ban on child marriage in England and Wales came a step closer Friday with cross-party support for a new bill in the House of Commons.The marriage and civil partnership (minimum age) bill had its second reading in parliament, with government and opposition MPs supporting the private member’s bill brought by Conservative MP Pauline Latham. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, England, Children, Wales, Conservative, UK News, House Of Commons, Global development, Child marriage, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault, Pauline Latham

US states investigate Instagram for ‘wreaking havoc’ on teens’ mental health

Attorneys general launch bipartisan inquiry after company’s own research showed platform harmed childrenA bipartisan coalition of US state attorneys general has opened an investigation into Facebook for promoting Instagram to children despite the company’s own awareness of its potential harms.The investigation, which involves at least eight states, comes as Facebook faces increasing scrutiny over its approach to children and young adults. Documents leaked by a former employee turned whistleblowe...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Children, US, US news, Meta

Young people more optimistic about the world than older generations – Unicef

Despite mental health and climate concerns, youth believe they can improve the world, survey for World Children’s Day findsYoung people are often seen as having a bleak worldview, plugged uncritically into social media and anxious about the climate crisis, among other pressing issues.But a global study commissioned by the UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, appears to turn that received wisdom on its head. It paints a picture of children believing that the world is improving with each generation, ev...
Tags: Health, Media, Activism, Children, Environment, Social Media, Society, World news, Mental Health, Digital Media, Globalisation, Global development, Un, Young People, Inequality, Unicef

Israeli court halts return to Italy of boy who survived cable car crash

Maternal grandparents in Israel have appealed in latest round of custody battle with paternal relativesIsrael’s supreme court has ordered a freeze on returning a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy to his relatives there until it decides whether to hear an appeal by family members in Israel.Eitan Biran’s parents and younger sibling were among 14 people killed in May when a cable car slammed into a mountainside in northern Italy. His maternal grandparents in Israel and his pa...
Tags: Europe, Children, Law, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Italy, Israel Eitan Biran

Parliament to vote on bill to ban child marriage in England and Wales

Marriage of under-18s associated with risk of domestic, sexual and ‘honour’-based violence, say MPs, who will vote on FridayA bill that would ban child marriage in England and Wales will be presented to parliament for its second reading this week and has been welcomed by campaigners as a “huge stride” forward.Currently, marriage and civil partnerships are legal at 16 and 17 with parental consent. This is not just out of step with international legislation but also a loophole that is “more often ...
Tags: Family, Politics, England, Marriage, Children, Law, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Young People, Parliament, Sajid Javid, Civil partnerships, Forced marriage, Child marriage

Childhood obesity in England soars during pandemic

Experts alarmed as NHS data shows one in four children in England aged 10 and 11 are obeseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of children are facing “serious” and even “devastating” consequences as a result of weight gain during the pandemic, experts warn, as “alarming” figures reveal one in four 10- and 11-year-olds in England are obese.Health leaders are calling for a “relentless drive” to boost child health as official NHS data lays bare for the first time ho...
Tags: Health, Family, England, Children, Obesity, UK News, NHS, Schools, Health policy, Parents and parenting

Votes for children! Why we should lower the voting age to six | David Runciman

• Welcome to a new series of long reads: Reconstruction after CovidThe generational divide is deforming democracy. But there is a solutionThere is no good reason to exclude children from the right to vote. Indeed, I believe there is a strong case for lowering the voting age to six, effectively extending the franchise to any child in full-time education. When I have made this case, as I have done in recent years in a variety of different forums, I am always struck by the reaction I get. It is inc...
Tags: Politics, Children, Children's Rights, Voter apathy, Electoral reform, David Runciman

Tips For Beating New Mom Exhaustion

Let’s be real y’all… being a mom is hard! I don’t care if you have four kids or you’re a first-time mom. Finding balance is no easy task, so I thought I would give y’all a few tips and tricks! So you’re pregnant for nine months and struggle to sleep, then you go to the […]
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‘Without what made me “me”, I’d be a shadow of myself’ – portraits of life on the autism spectrum

When photographer Mary Berridge’s son was diagnosed with Asperger’s, she began to see his world in a new light. She set out to capture a series of everyday – and exceptional – stories, one image at a timeI have been immersed in the world of autism since my son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Graham had many of the traits of autism from when he was a baby: speech and motor skill delays, sensory sensitivities, anxiety in big social gatherings and more. He had seen professionals for evaluatio...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Children, Life and style, Society, Autism, Parents and parenting, Graham, Asperger, Mary Berridge

Ways to Maximize the Canada Child Benefit (CCB)

After filing my income tax return in mid-April (yes, I tend to procrastinate), I noticed on the bottom of the screen the amount that we will receive for the Canada Child Benefit. While we’ve been receiving this benefit since the Trudeau administration has been in power (2016), what really got me thinking is that we’ll…
Tags: Children, Marketing, Canada, Trudeau, Saving Strategies, Ways to Maximize the Canada Child Benefit CCB

ROCK ON! A game for kids about geology

When Colorado mom Melissa Weisner was faced with planning a birthday party for her geology-crazed 6 year-old son, she took nothing for granite (ba DUM bum). It all crystallized for her when she began thinking about a game. She developed one and rolled it out at her son's party to great reviews from him and his friends, and now ROCK ON! is being shipped to kids everywhere via Amazon. My kids got [Author: Lori Lavender Luz]
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Children, Colorado, Gifts, Beauty, Lori Lavender Luz, Melissa Weisner