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13 Feb 2020
It is well-known that the internet is a hiding place for abusers and criminals, especially dangerous to children using self-regulated social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok. This is one of the reasons why the...
13 Feb 2020
It is a natural process for children to become interested in their bodies and sex, but they rarely turn to their parents with their questions. Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó launched the Yelon online sex education program of the Hintalovon Children’s Rights...
04 Feb 2020
Media regulator Ofcom interviewed 3,200 children and parents around the UK as part of a 2019 study on children’s electronic device usage habits.  Here are some of the results: Mobile phones are the most commonly used devices among children (50% of...
17 Jan 2020
“I have no doubt that social media helped kill my daughter.”- confessed Ian Russal who has become a campaigner against social media harm since his 14-year-old daughter Molly committed suicide in 2017. This is just one of the cases that highlights...
05 Nov 2019
Éva László, a lecturer at the Hungarian Institute of Sociology and Social Work at the BBTE, gave a lecture to parents and educators on how to inform your child about sexual abuse, as part of the Sunflower program of the János Zsigmond Unitarian...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
23 Sep 2019
Data from the Parents Association show that in 2018, over 6,000 people contacted the online safety hotline in Bulgaria, mostly concerning child sexual abuse. As a result, and in order to improve online communication, they launched the ‘You are the ...
28 Aug 2019
Child predators have taken on an increasing online presence, and as a result, law enforcement officials and child rights professionals are becoming more involved in preventing and dealing with crimes against children. According to Lynn Davis, chief...
31 Aug 2016
'Politics Home' reports that the UK's PHSE Association has issued a warning to the Government over serious risks to child safety – as official figures show a fall of 32% in time allocated to PSHE education (Personal, Social, Health Education) on the...
22 Aug 2016
'BBC' reports that NSPCC has made demands that online safety lessons be made mandatory in Welsh schools, as over 150 people have been reported to police for child grooming over the since 2011. Almost 60% of those reported cases included online...

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