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Topic: Digital-media

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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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CITC Weekly Roundup: Friday 25 May

Here is our weekly round-up of global stories concerning children, their rights, and their wellbeing. This week we take a look at the different ways social media impacts children’s food intake, their mental health and puts them at risk...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
Credit: CC Flickr Ed Ivanushkin

CITC Weekly Roundup: Friday April 6

Here is our weekly collection of worldwide stories highlighting the importance of promoting and protecting children’s rights and strengthening the position of children in cities. This week’s round-up includes stories from across the globe that...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

An urban understanding of cyberbullying

Research has found that in many countries around the world cyberbullying rates have actually tripled over the last few years. That means that 87 percent of today’s youth have encountered or witnessed some form of...Read more
|Comment|author: Charlotte Williams

What are kids getting out of playing Minecraft?

Parents are made to worry that their children are spending too much time on their screens playing games, but maybe they’re just… playing. A 2015 poll found that Australian adults rated “excessive screen time” as their...Read more
|Comment|author: Jane Mavoa
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A guide to keeping children safe online

Raising a kid is tough enough without the meddling of the internet. Although the internet offers kids fantastic opportunities for learning and entertainment, there are also many dangers lurking in the dark – from catfishing...Read more
|Comment|author: Jason Phillips