New law to stop adults sexting children not being enforced

Tough new laws that make it a criminal offence for an adult to send sexually explicit messages to a child under 16 are still not being enforced almost two years after they were passed by parliament, child protection campaigners have said. The offence, which updated existing laws to include sexting and other online communications, was […]

Swearing man grabs at children walking to school on Northwest Side: Cops

A man yelling profanities grabbed at middle-school-age children walking to school Wednesday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said. The man attacked children on their way to school about 7:55 a.m. in the 2900 block of North Spaulding Avenue and the 3200 block of West Diversey Parkway about 7:50 a.m., according to a police […]

Children as young as five are phoning a charity helpline to hear a bedtime story because their alcoholic parents are …

Children as young as five are phoning charity helpline to hear a bedtime story  The youngsters’ alcoholic parents are too drunk to take them to bed at night  Some phone so regularly their favourite books are kept next to the phone By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: 08:10 EST, 19 February 2017 | Updated: 16:33 […]

Divorced parents who pit children against former partners ‘guilty of abuse’

Alienation can include a parent constantly badmouthing or belittling the other adult, limiting contact between the child and the targeted parent, forbidding discussion about them, creating the impression the parent does not love the child and forcing the child to reject the parent. “It’s undoubtedly a form of neglect or child abuse in terms of […]

James Robart: judge derided by Trump known for fairness and helping children

Judge James Robart has emerged from relative obscurity as the first justice to come under fire from Donald Trump since he took office. In one of his trademark late-night tweets, Trump called the 69-year-old Robart a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” opinion temporarily lifting the president’s immigration ban “essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country”. To […]

Chicago gunfire claims 2 children in a single day

Much of the bloodshed is tied to gang conflicts — often among rival factions battling block-by-block that often stoke emotions through social media taunts. All three shootings in which innocent children became victims likely have links to gang conflicts, according to police sources. Near 57th Street and Winchester Avenue, the scene of Kanari’s shooting, the […]

Children of IS sympathizers want bright future, says minister

Despite being raised in radical families, children of the recently deported 41 Islamic State (IS) sympathizers aspire to become doctors and teachers, just like other kids their age, says a minister. Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa, who visited and talked to the children recently at a rehabilitation center in Bambu Apus, East Jakarta, said […]

Tampa Heights makes pitch for children’s library

TAMPA — With the clock ticking down on the annex at Hillsborough County’s main library, Tampa Heights activists — and their kids — have made a pitch to move children’s materials from the annex to the historic Free Library on E Seventh Avenue. Related News/Archive Big banks make a pitch for hearts and minds 6 […]

‘I couldn’t just watch them die’: Hero neighbour CATCHES two young children as they jump from a house fire that …

A hero neighbour raced to save two children from a devastating house fire that killed their parents and caught them as they jumped out the window.  Robert Chilowa, 46, a carer, rushed to the scene of the blaze in Withington, Manchester, in the early hours of Friday morning wearing only his pyjamas.   Four children, […]

Patriot Way: New England’s children’s book pass catchers | SI.com

HOUSTON — In Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s children’s book, The Exclamation Mark, the most boisterous punctuation mark of them all has issues finding an identity. He tried to be like a period but couldn’t shake that line above his dot. He was too loud. Too awkward. Too everything. But at the end of the book he […]