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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Children

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With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools
Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.
Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online
The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.
Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents
The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.
Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century'
A new report published today says there is “confusion and lack of understanding” around the whole system.
These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children
The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.
'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year
The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.
'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.
Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories
“We are asking the justice system to sanction the unacceptable gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the reality in its factories.”
'Stephanie, don’t leave us': Inquest hears baby swallowed tiny plastic perspex before her death
The infant passed away in June 2016.
'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug
Children between the ages of six and 11 will now be able to access the drug in Ireland after yesterday’s announcement.
Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.
Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant
The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.
Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns
In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.
Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day
Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.
'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off
The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.
'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today
A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.
Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced
Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.
Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.
Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland
New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.
Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities
The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.
Hawe children were stabbed to death in their beds while mum Clodagh died in sitting room
Inquest into the death of Hawe family in Cavan heard distressing detail of how the four were killed. Dad Alan is believed to have died by his own hand.
Murder investigation launched after 3 children die in house fire
A three-year-old girl is currently in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman is currently in a serious condition in hospital.
Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents
Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.
Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children
Self-harm is being seen to begin at a younger age, said an Irish psychotherapist.
6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity
Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.
Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert
The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.
Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research
The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.
Poll: Do you agree that children shouldn't be instructed to hug extended family members?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths
Families were back in court today – last year a lawsuit was thrown out of court.
Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department
It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.
Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie
The child’s mother fears that her son could seriously hurt someone.
Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'
I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.
Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case
The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.
Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families
A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.
Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'
I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.
Two young boys missing from Co Limerick have been found safe and well
Five-year-old Arnel Azad and his two-year-old brother Ayaan had been missing since Tuesday 31 October.
Oberstown: Almost half of children detained in centre at risk of abuse or neglect
This is according to the a new study into the detainees of the centre.
New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon
So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.
Not everyone's happy with the name for the children's hospital
It’s going to be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.
Poll: Are you happy with the name of the new children's hospital?
Once it’s opened the hospital will be called the Phoenix Children’s Health.