The 9th Child in the City World Conference has officially opened in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. Over the next three days this bi-annual event is again bringing together from across the globe hundreds of diverse experts on the rights of children in cities. Joan Blaas, board member at Child in the City Foundation, officially opened proceedings by saying it was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Urban95 partnership expands in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Boa Vista is the latest urban centre to embrace the Urban95 initiative, which asks planners and architects to experience cities through a child’s eyes. Created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Urban95’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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Finding what really works in education

Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students. This is the opinion...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor John Hattie and Dr Arran Hamilton
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Teens’ screen time linked to ADHD symptoms

A new study has found a link between teenagers’ frequent use of digital media and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Digital media is easily accessible on mobile phones and consists of everything from texting to...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Children and media in a digital world

How do we balance children’s rights to cultural and social freedom with our duty to protect them from abuse and exploitation while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for children and young people?  One of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo