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08 May 2020
In an article by Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, a child right specialist, she gives some tools for parents to protect their children more effectively from paedophiles. As these are usually skilful manipulators, you cannot see from the outside what they are...
04 Feb 2020
Zoltán Maruzsa, Secretary of State for Education, said that violence in school mainly occurs among 12–14 year-olds, so the age limit of culpability should be reduced. Although the Hungarian government is planning to install surveillance cameras in...
25 Nov 2019
The Ministry of Human Resources (EMMI) declared their committment to combating violence against women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women EMMI. A new Hungarian Penal Code came into force in 2013 which protects...
07 Oct 2019
Nowadays we hear more and more about domestic violence, and this is necessary because many victims are afraid or unable to seek help because of their young age. On the International Non-Violence Day (2nd of October) a new app was launched in Hungary...
19 Sep 2019
According to data from 2018, every 5th child aged 7-12 in Hungary already registered to a social media page, and 23% of children aged 10-18 was victim of online bullying. Because not everyone can recognize that s/he was a victim of bullying, it is...
15 Aug 2019
It is easy to fall into the social media trap of over-posting. This is even more difficult for parents who share their children’s life without censor. This, according to experts, is very dangerous. The phenomenon has also created a new term:...
17 Jul 2019
On October 15, a children's rights conference, 'From Silence to Spoken Words–Pannonhalma Children's Rights Symposium', will be held in Pannonhalma, organized by the Pannonhalma Archabbey and the Hintalovon Children's Rights Foundation. The...
11 Jul 2019
Time spent outdoors decreased by 70 percent from 1970 to the present. However, the lack of outdoor play facilities can lead to obesity and psychiatric disorders, as play for children is just as essential as eating or drinking. When children happily...
03 Oct 2017
The independent political blog published an interview with two authors of the storybook "Lili and Braveness", which was published with the help crowdfunding. The book talks to children about child sexual abuse in the form of tales, with an aim at...
08 Sep 2016
The Hungarian daily 'Magyar Nemzet' reports that very soon there will be social workers in kindergarten and schools in order to identify at risk children and develop the skills of children with serious social and cultural disadvantages - while also...

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