Tag: children


UNICEF Condemns Violence, Abuse Of Children In Iran Protests

The United Nations children’s agency issued a statement Sunday condemning “the violence and abuse that have reportedly claimed the lives of over 50 children and injured many more during the public unrest in Iran.” The agency said it is “deeply concerned about continued raids and searches conducted in some schools” and said that “schools must always be safe places for […]


Children In China Get Time Limit On Douyin

In China, children will only be allowed to be on the TikTok workalike Douyin for 40 minutes a day. The rules will affect children under 14, who have been authenticated using their real names, and who will be able to access it between 06:00 and 22:00. This move comes against the backdrop of the Chinese government’s attempt to crack down […]


Barbados Begins COVID-19 Vaccination For Children

Children in Barbados between the ages of 12 and 18 years old began receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw said the vaccine will be available at seven sites. Miss Bradshaw said the government made the decision to inoculate pre-teens and teens following consultations with stakeholders. She also acknowledged that not everyone would want to […]


Pfizer Gets Approval To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 in the United States. This move will allow for more people in the country to be vaccinated and a faster return to normalcy. To date, over 260 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S., but demand […]


Woman Gives Birth To Nine Children

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth by cesarean section to four boys and five girls in Morocco after Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. Cisse experienced heaving bleeding and was given a blood transfusion after giving birth at […]


PAHO Study Finds Major Gaps In Countries’ Actions To Prevent Violence Against Children And Adolescents In The Americas

A first-of-its-kind analysis of country data on violence against children and adolescents in the Americas reports that while the region has taken important action, serious gaps in prevention and response leave many children behind. The problem has gained new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Early data indicate that the pandemic is associated with increasing risk of domestic violence, including violence […]


Bahamas — No More Sugary Drinks!

Bahamas’ Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands has recently announced that his government will be acting to ban all sugary drinks from all government healthcare facilities and public schools.  He said the ban will become effective on December 1, 2019. Dr. Sands lamented the fact the ban did not come sooner as the country is becoming more and more unhealthy. […]


Jamaica — Children Get Free Eye Exams

Hundreds of children from St. Mary have benefited from free eye examinations at vision clinics staged by the Issa Trust Foundation. The clinics, held in collaboration with the Lions Club of Michigan and the Vision Mission Team of Altoona, Iowa, were held recently in Oracabessa. President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Foundation, Diane Pollard, told reporters that 887 […]


UNICEF Laments World Leaders Failure

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a press release has stated that the futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, while world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable. “Children living in conflict zones around the world have continued to suffer through extreme levels of violence over the past 12 months, […]


Reading Stories Aloud To Young Children

Reading aloud to young children at home by a family member can be a beneficial engagement in the success of the child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional life. It builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Also, it can help children to cope during times of stress or anxiety. Read early and read often as experts suggest. Babies can enjoy listening to the […]