Childcare

How this educator is keeping refugee children in school in Uganda – PBS NewsHour

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

HARI SREENIVASAN: But first: trying to meet the education needs of refugee children in a resource-poor country overwhelmed by new arrivals. Just yesterday, the United Nations announced one million South Sudanese refugees had arrived in Uganda over the past year. Many have ended up here at the Bidi Bidi camp, the largest in the world. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports, part of his series Agents for Change. FRED…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Chinese vendors ‘exploiting’ African children removed from Taobao – BBC News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Image copyright Featured on Taobao Image caption A single picture costs from 10 to 30 yuan ($1.4 to $4.5 ) Chinese online shopping platform Taobao has removed controversial vendors offering personalised video and photo ads featuring African children, following an outcry about exploitation. Customers could pay for ads with young African children shouting out promotional messages in Chinese. This quickly sparked concerns over taste, parental consent and what these children…

Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville neo-Nazi wearing T-shirt with Cash’s name – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

“He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. “He was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children,” it continued. “His pacifism and…

UN: Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen – Aljazeera.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Saudi Arabia-led military coalition was responsible for an “unacceptably high” number of child deaths and injuries in Yemen last year, according to a draft United Nations report. The review of children and armed conflict seen by Al Jazeera on Thursday said the United Nations verified 1,340 casualties and attributed 683 – or 51 percent – to attacks carried out by the Saudi-led coalition.  Houthi rebels were responsible for killing or wounding 414 children with…

Schools, camps prepare children for historic solar eclipse – CBS News – CBS News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

FREEPORT, N.Y. – Schools and camps around the country are preparing for the solar eclipse that is now just days away.  While it’s an exciting time for adults and children alike, experts are reminding parents to make sure kids view the eclipse in a safe way. As exciting as it is, the director of Twin Oaks Day Camp on New York’s Long Island knows the eclipse poses a possible danger…

Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville neo-Nazi wearing T-shirt with Cash’s name – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

“He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. “He was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children,” it continued. “His pacifism and…

Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge – Dayton Daily News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

“When medical personnel commit crimes, especially sex crimes against children, under the guise of medical examination, it must be immediately reported to the police, and they must be held accountable,” he said. “History shows that inaction and failure to report such activity can start a pattern of continuous inappropriate and illegal conduct.”

Schools, camps prepare children for historic solar eclipse – CBS News

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

FREEPORT, N.Y. – Schools and camps around the country are preparing for the solar eclipse that is now just days away.  While it’s an exciting time for adults and children alike, experts are reminding parents to make sure kids view the eclipse in a safe way. As exciting as it is, the director of Twin Oaks Day Camp on New York’s Long Island knows the eclipse poses a possible danger…

Johnny Cash’s children denounce Charlottesville neo-Nazi wearing T-shirt with Cash’s name – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

“He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. “He was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children,” it continued. “His pacifism and…

2 children killed, 2 adults injured in horrific Oakland car crash – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Caption Close Two children were killed and three adults were injured Wednesday evening in a two-car crash at an intersection in East Oakland. The wreck happened at 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of 55th Avenue and International Boulevard, according to a police and fire officials. The two children, ages 6 and 11, were taken by ambulance to Children’s Hospital Oakland, where they later died, according to the Oakland Police Department….

What Jewish Children Learned From Charlottesville – The New York … – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

But my great-grandfather is history. My childhood is history. I live in Brooklyn now, where my father grew up. It was here, after watching people cheer Barack Obama’s victory in the streets, after gay marriage became legal nationwide and after other evolutionary steps, that I was finally able to embrace the past as the past and look at our collective present in a new light. Secular now, I watch the…

The painful search for China’s missing children slowly gains momentum – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

It was around noon one October day 12 years ago, and 5-year-old Cheng Ying was waiting for her mother to collect her from primary school and take her home for lunch. But her mom was a few minutes late, so Ying decided to start walking home herself. After all, it wasn’t far, just the distance of one bus stop, and she figured her mother was probably busy preparing for a family…

How did 100 children die in this India hospital? – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image copyright SAMIRATMAJ MISHRA Image caption Eight-day old twins were among the children who died at a public hospital in northern India More than 100 children have died at a public hospital in northern India amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills. Authorities continue to deny the charge. BBC Hindi speaks to some of the affected families. Around 8pm on 9 August, a doctor informed Brahmadev…

DC teachers’ meeting turns tense after comment about ‘those’ Southeast children – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

A D.C. schools official who addressed a group of teachers gathered for professional development sparked outrage on Wednesday after making a comment about children in the poorest, predominantly black part of the city that many attendees perceived as derogatory. The topic was social and emotional learning, a priority for the new chancellor Antwan Wilson that puts an emphasis on educating with the well-being of the child in mind, not just…

The painful search for China’s missing children slowly gains momentum – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

It was around noon one October day 12 years ago, and 5-year-old Cheng Ying was waiting for her mother to collect her from primary school and take her home for lunch. But her mom was a few minutes late, so Ying decided to start walking home herself. After all, it wasn’t far, just the distance of one bus stop, and she figured her mother was probably busy preparing for a family…

The painful search for China’s missing children slowly gains momentum – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It was around noon one October day 12 years ago, and 5-year-old Cheng Ying was waiting for her mother to collect her from primary school and take her home for lunch. But her mom was a few minutes late, so Ying decided to start walking home herself. After all, it wasn’t far, just the distance of one bus stop, and she figured her mother was probably busy preparing for a family…

Worried relatives try to remove children from hospital where 68 died – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Gender specific toys: do you stereotype children? – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The toys children play with have an impact not only on how they see themselves and on what skills they learn, but also on how their brains physically develop. Some psychologists argue that this helps to explain why certain professions are so male-dominated. An increasing number of parents and carers now say they try to avoid gender-stereotyped play. As this experiment shows, though, it’s not always easy to overcome your…