Childcare

Children ‘don’t feel safe online’, study finds – BBC News – BBC News

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Ask.fm and Facebook were rated among the riskiest social media sites Four in five children in the UK think social media companies are not doing enough to protect them online, according to a study. They said they were being exposed to inappropriate images, messages of self-harm and bullying. The NSPCC surveyed 1,696 11- to 18-year-olds, who rated Ask.fm and Facebook among the riskiest sites. Ask.fm…

Why aren’t more men working in childcare? – Deutsche Welle

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mehran Aghadavoodi estimates that there are now around 40 men working in family day-care in Cologne. When he did the family day-care training course 15 years ago, he was the only man. Originally from Iran, the 62-year-old has been working with small children ever since. Mehran Aghadavoodi In light of current figures, Mehran Aghadavoodi can certainly be described as a rarity. Although there has been a steady increase between…

80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

Babies and children are listed in Homeland Security’s immigrant database of alleged criminals – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

A database the Trump administration said would help victims of crimes track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children. The public database included the names of children, from infants to underage teenagers, in immigration custody. When alerted Wednesday evening, Department of Homeland Security officials said the release of children’s names was a lapse in policy. The agency is not supposed to release information on children…

Children with elevated lead levels aren’t being tested or diagnosed, study says – CNN

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

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80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

More than 80 children sick, absent from Humble ISD school – KHOU

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Seventy eight children were absent on Wednesday and more were sent home from a Humble ISD elementary school after getting sick.

Sick children are being put in ‘jeopardy’ because of serious staff shortages in hospitals, warn top docs – The Sun

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

SICK children are being put in “jeopardy” by a serious shortage of specialist doctors, leading medics warn. Four in 10 baby units had to close their doors to new admissions last year due to short-staffing. And so did one in three kids units. Four in 10 baby units had to close their doors to new admissions last year due to short-staffing Three in 10 children’s units were also forced to…

80% of children don’t feel safe on social media, study finds – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

The majority of children in the UK feel social media companies are not doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, a study has found. Four out of five children surveyed said websites needed to do more to protect them from inappropriate or harmful content, saying that the lack of strict controls led to “hurtful messages” that could cause them to feel negative about themselves…

SB 117 endangers children – The Missoulian

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week Gov. Steve Bullock will take a careful look at Senate Bill 117, a bill to revise laws relating to executing power of attorney for a minor. Unfortunately, the bill passed through both the Montana Senate and the state House on a partisan-line vote, with Democrats opposing the measure. This is a dangerous piece of legislation for children, and we urge Gov. Steve Bullock to…

Dr. Elaine Heffner: Childcare challenges – Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now The problem of childcare has been getting renewed attention lately. Most parents have long been aware that finding good, affordable childcare presents a major challenge for those working outside the home. Both the cost and quality of available childcare are major obstacles difficult to overcome. Discussion has long centered on the desirability of universal government sponsored childcare either in the…

Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child … – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Among every 100,000 young children, eight African-Americans died from assault, shaken-baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, suffocation, strangulation or another form of child abuse, compared to three white children, the study found.

Don’t let your adult children derail your retirement plans – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Children In Poorest Neighborhoods Most Vulnerable To Fatal Child Abuse – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Among every 100,000 young children, eight African-Americans died from assault, shaken-baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, suffocation, strangulation or another form of child abuse, compared to three white children, the study found.

Children’s remains found in badger hole – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Skeletal remains found earlier this month by Idaho Fish and Game officers appear to belong to a pair of children, Elmore County sheriff’s deputies said Monday.

Children’s remains found in badger hole – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Skeletal remains found earlier this month by Idaho Fish and Game officers appear to belong to a pair of children, Elmore County sheriff’s deputies said Monday.

Ignore tantrums, and other parenting lessons from wild animals – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A female elephant calf born last month walks with its mother, Indra, at the Amersfoort Zoo in the Netherlands. (Piroschka Van De Wouw/European Pressphoto Agency) Bottlenose dolphin mothers whistle continuously when they deliver their babies. Why? As the newborn emerges to swim amid a sea of dolphins, each with its own whistle, it will be better able to locate its mom. This is just one of the fascinating observations animal behaviorist Jennifer L. Verdolin discovered…