News

Read the latest news on child protection from around Europe. For news related to the recent refugee crisis in Europe please see our Thematic Page.

17 items available. Click here to search.
30 Mar 2020
TBILISI, Georgia — Story time has moved into the virtual realm in Georgia, where dads are stepping up to the new parenting challenges faced by families self-isolating amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “By reading fairy tales to children who are stuck at...
11 Mar 2020
A survey shows that in the UK, 75% of 8,500 parents have co-slept with their baby at some point. Co-sleeping, especially under dangerous circumstances, increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Around 133 babies die each year in co-...
04 Feb 2020
3,200 children and parents filled out an Ofcom survey about the use of media and digital devices. Based on the survey, almost half of children aged 3–4 use tablets, and 20% of them use mobile phones. Unlike in previous years, more children use...
03 Jan 2020
Lidl, a German discount retail chain, will remove cartoon characters from its line of cereals in the UK by Spring to help parents fight 'pester power' and childhood obesity. Nearly half of parents believe that cartoon characters on packaging...
14 Aug 2019
How often do you hug your child? Research at Duke University tracked 500 participants through the age of 30. Research has shown that the children who were treated lovingly by their parents in their early years became happier and more balanced in...
13 Mar 2019
In the 1960s, anthropologist Jane Briggs travelled beyond the Arctic Circle to live with Inuit on the tundra for 17 months. She found that even when the Inuit had a reason to be frustrated, they did not get angry or impulsive. Her curiosity piqued,...
27 Apr 2017
"Irish Times" takes on the issue of children's time for themselves. According to research there is a dangerous deficit of constructive alone time in children’s lives, highlighting the importance of productive solitude - not to be confused with...
22 Aug 2016
Jan Coles, head of a Child Sex Exploitation team, writes for The Mirror on the tell-tale signs children are being groomed, forced, coerced or tricked into performing a sexual act. This piece is written as a follow up to the news surrounding the...
24 May 2016
Cristina Bucureasa reports for the Balkan Insight: According to experts, more than 232,000 Romanian children whose parents work abroad risk feeling abandoned and developing emotional and behavioral disorders.  According to the data issued by Save...
05 Oct 2015
On October 5, 2015 in Sarajevo there was a conference held - ‘Life in the family - the best interests of the child’. It was organized by the Federal Ministry for work and social welfare with UNICEF support and in cooperation with the Save the...

Pages

This project is funded by: