UNICEF’s latest State of the World’s Children report says that despite their massive online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the dangers posed by digital media and communications. A new report from UNICEF calls for more to be done to protect children and young people from on-line...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

The London Plan is just the start

Does the new London Plan, published last week by Mayor Sadiq Khan, herald a renewal of the UK capital’s commitments to become a genuinely child friendly city? Holly Weir, who worked on the plan for...Read more
|Comment|author: Holly Weir

Germany bans smart watches for children

Concerns over smart watches for children breaching Germany’s strict surveillance laws have led to a ban on their sale by the country’s telecommunications regulator. The Guardian reports. Germany’s telecoms regulator has banned the sale of “smart watches”...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Architects reactivate space through play

Underused public spaces in Mexico City are to be reimagined by the winners of an innovative ‘Urban Toys’ competition to find the most playful designs. Karina Zatarain reports How can play areas in cities open up new ways to...Read more
|Comment|author: Karina Zatarain

Paris to open school grounds as public spaces

As part of its new ‘resilience strategy’, the French capital has launched a programme to transform its state schoolyards into green, inclusive public spaces. Adrian Voce reports. Paris will open up school grounds to the local...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Rail company bans device targeting youths

The main train operating company in Scotland has banned the use of controversial anti-loitering devices, known as ‘Mosquitos’, at train stations across the network, after they were condemned by the country’s Children’s Commissioner as an...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce