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#Children

# children - Friday 14 December, 2018

Public consultation on children's data protection rights will begin next week

Public consultation will allow parent groups and child welfare organisations to make submissions.

# children - Thursday 13 December, 2018

'My dad was on heroin... I was put into care when I was 8': The experience of young homeless families

A new report looks into the experiences of new families with young parents.

# children - Friday 30 November, 2018

# children - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Hopes that Irish children's TV will follow UK and feature Lámh signing after viral video

Lámh is Ireland’s version of Makaton.

# children - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'no fry zones' around schools a good idea?

One in four children in Ireland is overweight or obese.

# children - Friday 9 November, 2018

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

# children - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Homeless crisis will not begin to ease until at least 2021, committee told

A Trinity professor said the recategorisation of homeless figures has “undermined confidence in the data”.

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

# children - Saturday 3 November, 2018

More than 1,600 children and teens waiting over a year for psychology appointments

The HSE figures were released to Fianna Fáil’s mental health spokesperson James Browne.

# children - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# children - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Homeless and Traveller children 'falling through gaps' in education system

Ireland is one of the best countries in terms of reducing education inequality, but concerns have been raised about vulnerable children.

# children - Friday 26 October, 2018

Knife-wielding woman attacks and injures 14 children in Chinese kindergarten

The 39-year-old assailant used a kitchen knife to slash students while they were returning to the classroom.

# children - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

The number of homeless children in Ireland has risen by 136 in the space of a month

There are now collectively 9,698 people living in homeless accommodation across Ireland.

# children - Friday 19 October, 2018

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

# children - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# children - Monday 15 October, 2018

'My mother was tied to the bed and when she couldn't push, one of the nuns sat on her chest'

A new report on mother and baby homes has recommended the State give those affected a statutory right to access files.

# children - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Decongestants 'should not be given' to young children with colds

New research shows there is no evidence that they alleviate symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose.

# children - Sunday 30 September, 2018

'When I come home I am not allowed to cook for my children' - the harsh realities of Direct Provision in Ireland

Donnah Vuma is one of the lucky few in Direct Provision who have managed to access university education here.

# children - Monday 10 September, 2018

32% of Irish children are talking to strangers online every week

Over half of nine year olds are on social media despite age restrictions, a new survey has found.

# children - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

China looks ready to scrap two-child policy by 2020 ... but few parents interested in more babies

The government has indicated it will scrap its policy which limits the number of children per family through tough fines.

# children - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

# children - Friday 10 August, 2018

'We have a duty to keep personal info private': Tusla denies withholding child abuse details from gardaí

The agency has acknowledged that it is concerned about requirements it has to inform suspects about complaints made to gardaí.

# children - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

# children - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think grandparents should get cash for helping out with childcare?

The idea of the Grandparent and Grandchild Expenses Reimbursement Scheme was raised with the Taoiseach this week.

# children - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'Major changes' needed as 82 children admitted to adult mental health units

The Mental Health Commission has said services in Ireland are “unsafe and substandard”.

# children - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

Study finds 40% of people have a fictional first childhood memory

The authors of a new study said it is not until people are five or six that they form adult-like memories and some participants said they had memories from when they were babies.

# children - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations

Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.

Calls for fines and gardaí after undercover report about Facebook moderation in Dublin Dispatches This post contains videos

Calls for fines and gardaí after undercover report about Facebook moderation in Dublin

Channel 4′s Dispatches programme sent a reporter to record training.

# children - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems

The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.

# children - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vending machines selling unhealthy foods and drinks be banned in schools?

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended just that.

# children - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

# children - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Homeless children in education: 'She is very tired in school, exhausted, I would be too if I had to travel'

A new report by the Children’s Rights Alliance looks at the impact of homelessness on children’s education.

# children - Monday 2 July, 2018

'You're very strong': Thai football team lost for nine days in a cave have been found

The boys and their coach entered the cave on 23 June.

# children - Monday 25 June, 2018

12 children and their football coach trapped for two days in flooded Thai cave

Rescuers were sent to find them today.

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# children - Sunday 24 June, 2018

# children - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Trump orders end to separation of migrant children but says 'the border is going to be just as tough'

Trump’s about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and adult relatives.

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