Chinese web merchants are using African children to advertise search engines and camgirls

Chinese vendors are facing backlash for selling customized photos and videos featuring African children via Chinese online marketplace Taobao. As reported by Beijing Youth Daily, these photos and videos have recently become popular as a way to deliver messages for birthdays and other meaningful occasions. They can be purchased for as little as $1, similar […]

Back to school: How to avoid scabies infection in children

Right about now, you’re getting the kids ready for going back to school. You’re shopping for school supplies, meeting new teachers, and getting your kids updated on important shots. While you may be already considering the flu and cold season by stocking up on the essentials, there is another health concern to watch out for […]

133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds

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Children’s Authors Take On the Refugee Crisis – The New York Times

“I wanted to make individual refugees visible and turn statistics into names and faces that kids could relate to,” Mr. Gratz said. The wave of children’s books about Muslim asylum seekers is arriving amid the worst refugee crisis the world has seen since World War II, as millions of civilians — many of them children […]

Angelina Jolie denies ‘cruel and exploitative’ claims in casting impoverished Cambodian children

Panh, who himself is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, added that casting “was done in the most sensitive way possible.” He described a process that was informed both by families’ preferences and NGO (non-governmental organisation) guidelines in which the children understood that they would be acting out a scene. “The children were not tricked […]

Spanking Children Can Lead to Problems Even 10 Years Later, Mizzou Study Says

click to enlarge Photo courtesy of Sheena Rice Lead researcher Gustavo Carlo explains recent study on effects of physical discipline on children. A new study finds that “spare the rod and spoil the child,” may not hold up in the lab as well as it does in the Bible. The University of Missouri study concluded that physical […]

Should you post photos of your children on social media without their permission?

The NSPCC children’s charity has urged parents to think twice about posting photographs of their children on social media. In light of a recent study, which reports that one in five parents upload images of their kids at least once a month, experts in child safety have raised their concerns. A spokeswoman explained the dangers […]

Pressure Mounts to Curtail Surgery on Intersex Children

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NEW YORK — Children whose sexual characteristics don’t neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault, as never before. […]

Couple fosters 13 children left by addicted parents

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Officials: Afghan children smuggled to Pakistan seminaries

It was a routine check. Two vans, both without license plates, were stopped earlier this month by police in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province, where Taliban hold sway in large swaths of the countryside. Inside, police found 27 boys between the ages of 4 and 15, all being taken illegally to Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province to […]