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 ethos stems from the belief that when urban neighbourhoods work well for babies, toddlers and children, they in turn nurture a strong sense of community...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
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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
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Mobile phones now banned in French schools

The start of the new school year in France has brought with it a ban on mobile phones during school hours. It affects children in primary school and those aged 11-15.   This new ruling leaves children...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Playable cities: a model and a toolkit

We need a new approach to public spaces if we really want to stimulate outdoor play for kids. This approach doesn’t start with picking some elements from catalogues of play equipment companies. We should start...Read more
|Comment|author: Gerben Helleman