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#Children

# children - Monday 23 April, 2018

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# children - Sunday 22 April, 2018

India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12

Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.

# children - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

# children - Sunday 15 April, 2018

'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments

A trial in Sligo could offer a solution to long eye treatment waiting lists for children.

# children - Saturday 31 March, 2018

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

# children - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# children - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# children - Monday 19 March, 2018

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

# children - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

# children - Sunday 11 March, 2018

‘Of course she has time, she has no children for God’s sake’: What women who aren't mothers deal with

It’s hard for parents and non-parents to fully understand, and support, each other’s worlds, writes Úna Ni Mhaoldhomhnaigh.

# children - Saturday 10 March, 2018

UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media

Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.

# children - Thursday 22 February, 2018

The new project helping parents develop their kids' emotional resilience

Education Desty, a software development start-up is rolling out mentors in schools to get children to use its programme.

# children - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

# children - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

# children - Thursday 15 February, 2018

McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu

Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

# children - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# children - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# children - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# children - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century'

A new report published today says there is “confusion and lack of understanding” around the whole system.

# children - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children Story Time This post contains videos

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children

The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.

# children - Monday 15 January, 2018

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# children - Friday 12 January, 2018

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

# children - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories

“We are asking the justice system to sanction the unacceptable gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the reality in its factories.”

'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug

Children between the ages of six and 11 will now be able to access the drug in Ireland after yesterday’s announcement.

# children - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# children - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant

The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.

# children - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns

In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.

# children - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

# children - Monday 25 December, 2017

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

# children - Friday 22 December, 2017

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

# children - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

# children - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland

New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.

# children - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities

The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.

# children - Monday 18 December, 2017

Hawe children were stabbed to death in their beds while mum Clodagh died in sitting room

Inquest into the death of Hawe family in Cavan heard distressing detail of how the four were killed. Dad Alan is believed to have died by his own hand.

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