5Rights welcomes UN General Comment ushering in new standards for children’s rights in digital space

“It’s official – children's rights apply in the digital world! This is a major step forward for how we conceive of the responsibilities of governments and technology businesses - they must now act in children’s best interests, and observe their rights to privacy, safety and access to information that is truthful, adapted to their age … Continue reading 5Rights welcomes UN General Comment ushering in new standards for children’s rights in digital space

A Commission for Childhood is Launched

16th March 2021 “We’re launching a once in a generation “Beveridge Report for children” with an ambitious call to rebuild childhood after the Covid-19 pandemic.” Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, is today (Tuesday) launching a once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood by the Children’s Commissioner’s Office. ‘The Childhood Commission’ will be … Continue reading A Commission for Childhood is Launched

Child Friendly Planning in the UK

Executive SummaryPlanning policy and practice is ultimately about serving the public good, and should therefore ensure the needs of both current and future generations. With that intention, the needs of children must be central in plan and decision-making. Yet, a quick examination of national planning policies reveals children are currently most visible through their absence. … Continue reading Child Friendly Planning in the UK

Neuromotor Readiness for School

New findings suggest that 60 per cent of children may be entering the school system lacking some of the fundamental physical capabilities, which underpin academic learning.  There are many factors involved in school readiness, a term used to describe the extent to which a child is prepared cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically to start school.   … Continue reading Neuromotor Readiness for School

Children’s Rights Apply in the Digital World

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has adopted General Comment No. 25 on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment. The Digital Education Working Group (DEWG) adopted a joint contribution regarding the United Nations General Observation on the rights of the child in the digital environment They write that children are … Continue reading Children’s Rights Apply in the Digital World