Child experts, educators and advocates plead with Mark Zuckerberg to pull the plug on Messenger kids an app for children under thirteen. They argue, “this new app will undermine children’s healthy development.”
A team of over...Read more
The average parent shares almost 1,500 images of their child online before their 5th birthday, a new study by Nominet, the UK domain registry reveals.
Parents who share information about their children online whether it’s...Read more
Over-protective attitudes to risk and safety can lead to the real long-term risks arising from inactivity in children. Playground designers, says Jeanette Fich Jespersen of the KOMPAN Play Institute, must resist risk averse pressures and...Read more
Meghan Talarowski is the founder and director of Studio Ludo, a non-profit research, design and advocacy company in Philadelphia, USA. Ahead of next week’s Child in the City international seminar on children’s play in the urban...Read more
In the second part of this reflection on themes of the IPA world conference in Calgary, Robin Sutcliffe identifies funding cuts and parental anxiety as major obstacles to the aspirations of play advocates, leaving providers...Read more
The International Play Association conference in Calgary provided Robin Sutcliffe with an opportunity to reflect, a process which gave rise to some concerns. In the first of this two part-article, he suggests that the ‘movers...Read more
The International body promoting good practice in the design and use of school grounds has published a ‘declaration’ on risk management that draws on the pioneering approach of the UK and international play sectors. Adrian Voce reports.
A free online tool, developed by the University of British Columbia, to encourage parents to allow their children to take part in ‘risky’ outdoor play is now live. Adrian Voce reports.
A tool to encourage and...Read more
The writer and child friendly city advocate, Tim Gill has accused the UK’s public service broadcaster, the BBC of misleading its audience in the way it has reported what it calls a ‘claims culture’ in British...Read more