School children in New Zealand have been working together in an educational project to unlock similarities and differences between urban...New Zealand school project connects rural and urban children
Kent ve Cocuk (City and Children) is a Turkish-based ‘urbanism’ initiative using 3D modelling workshops to see how children would...What if children design their cities?
Respectful and valued relationships with teachers and the wider community are key to helping more students feel greater connection to their...Why don’t Australian school kids feel a sense of belonging?
A quarter of Brazil’s cities are not providing enough vital vaccinations for protecting children and infants, claims an independent study of the 2017 National Immunisation Program. The national program is a preventive strategy of the...Read more
Dublin’s all-inclusive policy to put young people at the heart of the decision-making process has enabled the city to truly address the ‘play’ issue for its youngsters. It’s a dynamic approach that child professionals at...Read more
The US city of Minneapolis is now hosting a monthly ‘sensory-friendly Sunday’ event aimed solely at children, teenagers and other family members who are autistic. It’s an attempt to enable those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, or...Read more
A leading child rights champion has warned that the education of thousands of children in Ireland is being jeopardised as a result of homelessness caused by family hardship. The Children’s Rights Alliance says youngsters’ basic needs...Read more
EU countries have been given clear guidelines on how to better respect and protect the rights of children in a ‘digital environment’. They form part of a new recommendation adopted by the Council of Europe (CoE) which...Read more
By donating free and accessible playgrounds, the Brazil-based ALPAPATO Project is creating valuable opportunities for children – both with and without disabilities – to connect through play. Julia Zvobgo, Community Manager of Child in the...Read more
A lack of running water and toilets in the home tells a stark story about why almost of half of Argentine children in cities live in poverty, according to a new report. Argentina Catholic University (UCA)...Read more
Tackling ‘online addiction’ amongst children and adolescents is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges facing child professionals the world over. Early years expert Melita Oven, who will be speaking at the Child in the City...Read more
More than three-quarters of a million non-school-aged children live in child care ‘deserts’ in Canada, according to a new study. For the first time in Canada, a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has mapped...Read more
European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more
Girls as young as 10 are increasingly suffering from an eating disorder, says leading UK charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). It says its Childline service received an average of 16...Read more
Far fewer infants in sub-Saharan African cities would die through pollution if just small changes like using cleaner fuels were made to air quality, says a new study. Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California,...Read more