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Child Protection

My journey Started With a Picture, $50, a Goat and a Dream

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I soon learned that anyone (even young people) could make a difference in the lives of others around the world. It all starts by committing to take one action in support of a local or global issue.

In Zimbabwe, Corporal Punishment Is the Preferred Tool for Shaping Children's Behavior

Miriam Mufaro | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Miriam Mufaro

As a mischievous child, being beaten up by parents and relatives for various misdemeanors became normal. I simply thought nothing of it; I did not think there was anything wrong with it.

What Millions Of Grandparents Want You To Know

Deborah Doucette | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Millions of grandparents are rescuing their grandchildren from a life of neglect, chaos, and abuse at the hands of addicted parents. These are families from every walk of life, of socio-economic strata, of size, shape, and color. Make no mistake, they are families like yours and mine.

Birth Registration: The Missing Link of Child Protection

Celia Buckman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

It's really a simple concept. Every child, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, should be acknowledged by their governments of their existence.

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

Lisa Scottoline Stumbles With KEEP QUIET

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline will undoubtedly write good books again in the future. Her talent is that great. However the failure to carry through with a logical plot in this novel will linger with her fans for some time to come.

Community Policing and Child Development: Averting Traumatic Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

After a trauma, over time, a child's functioning at school or home deteriorates as attention wanes and distress becomes paramount. Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders appear, often months later, and can include withdrawn or aggressive behaviors, difficulties with sleep and eating, stomach pains and headaches, tearfulness or severe anxiety.

Travelling abroad? Keep kids safe

Britt Hamilton | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Britt Hamilton

Through my work on World Vision's No Child For Sale awareness campaign, I have learned of some ways that travellers can protect children from exploitation.

Pity Charity: Why It's Actually Abusive to Children

Friends International | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Friends International

These separate events are a direct consequence of the interconnected actions of the child protection organizations, the media, the donors and the general public -- all wanting the best for these children, but instead turning them into victims.

Which Websites Should a Parent Block, Based on a Child's Age?

Russ Warner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Anyone old enough to hold a phone or tablet can access and browse the Internet. Within seconds, millions of pages are available. With that access, there are questionable users and explicit material within easy reach -- whether accessed intentionally or accidentally.

Meet the Cyberbully

Russ Warner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Russ Warner

Most kids don't tell their parents about bullying. Maybe its due to feeling embarrassed or defenseless, or feeling that nothing can be done, or feeling that they will get in trouble for telling their story. For these reasons and more, parents need to maintain open lines of communication with their child.

Internet Governance Forum Tackles Child Protection vs. Child Rights

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

My personal approach to child safety is to start by assuming that "the kids are all right" and -- as a default -- treat children and teens respectfully by providing them with the tools and information they need to protect themselves and respect others.

A Shadow Across the Soul of the University

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

The scandal at Penn State is a shadow across the soul of the university, a bitter reminder that the president who fails to confront corruption will ultimately fail completely, taking down countless other people as he crashes.

Sandusky Scandal Prompts New Florida Law

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

If you witness a child being touched in the state of Florida and don't inform authorities, you now could face jail time. The "Protection of Vulnera...

The Presidential Candidate Scorecard on Children's Issues

Michael Piraino | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The two presidential candidates mentioned children 30 times in their acceptance speeches. For the most part, it was simple hopeful rhetoric.

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Jim Wallis

I agree with the NCAA's disciplinary decisions and would have supported even harsher penalties against Penn State. The NCAA's actions against Penn State send a clear signal and an important one.

Internet Predators: Parents, Monitor Your Children!

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Monitoring your child's iPhone or computer usage is not an invasion of privacy -- it's protecting them from harm.

A Dream Deferred

Esther Munthali | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Esther Munthali

As a living example of the power of education, I am now a role model to the community and work to ensure that young women are able to reach their full potential.

The Politics of Child Protection Led by a Motley Pirate Ship of Pissed Off People

Trish Kinney | Posted 02.26.2012 | Crime
Trish Kinney

"If a child makes a cry for help and that child is not protected and put back in harm's way, that's the most devastating and destructive thing that could ever happen to a human being."

Oakdale Resident Brings Community Together To Fight Child Abuse

oakdale.patch.com | Posted 01.25.2012 | Impact

When Oakdale resident Pete Singer was a child, a horrific chain of events took place in the family of a friend. The boy's abusive father killed his...

Despite Scandal, US Makes Headway vs. Sex Abuse

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Amid the furor over the Penn State sex abuse scandal, it's an easily overshadowed fact: The United States has made huge strides over the p...

Nepal: Protecting Children From Abuser-Volunteers

Natalie Bailey | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact
Natalie Bailey

While the vast majority of volunteers have the best of intentions, some do not, and child protection experts say unregulated volunteering is happening at the risk of everyone involved.

Death Toll Mounts

Christine James-Brown | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Christine James-Brown

It seems week after week news of other child fatalities permeates the media. Coverage of high-profile cases illustrate our collective inability to keep children -- and even those who protect them -- safe.

The Conflicted Role Of Religion In The 'Rights' Of Children

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Making child rights into something that helps the children who need them most means hard, collaborative work by often unlikely partners.

Protecting Children Is The Responsibility Of All Of Us

Deborah Daro, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Daro, Ph.D.

We can make parents and those who work with children more keenly aware of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors toward children. We can make the responsibility for protecting children a shared responsibility. And we must.