Parents are leading a campaign that is trying to highlight the impact of air pollution on children. A group of three mums have been collecting stories from other parents from around the world about how air pollution impacts their children. They invite you to add your story. You can do that here. “We are asking … Continue reading Parents lead campaign to reduce air pollution
Copenhagen and Geneva, 22 September 2021Every year, exposure to air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million premature deaths and result in the loss of millions more healthy years of life. In children, this could include reduced lung growth and function, respiratory infections and aggravated asthma. In adults, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the … Continue reading New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines
After a year like no other, we all know how much children need friendship, fun and freedom this summer. The good news is that simply being able to play - especially outside with others - will give them this and so much more. And for free! You don’t even need a car or to go … Continue reading Summer of Play ideas for parents
5Rights Foundation is calling for mandatory rules for design of digital services after new research shows online accounts registered to children are being targeted with sexual and suicide content. The research, undertaken in partnership with Revealing Reality, establishes the pathways between the design of digital services and the risks children face online. It shows services … Continue reading New research shows child accounts directly targeted with graphic content within as little as 24 hours of creating an online social media account
You can the read Children First Alliance newsletter here. The Children First Alliance flagship policy is the call for a Cabinet Minister for Children and Young People. "This, of course, is a first step only. What that Cabinet Minister actually does will be the key to reversing negative trends and unlocking the potential of our … Continue reading Children First Alliance newsletter – support their campaign
For more than a year, children across the UK have been forced to spend time indoors, inactive and isolated from friends due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is not surprising that we have seen unprecedented increases in children’s mental health problems and loneliness, alongside reduced physical activity. In response, child psychologists, paediatricians and educators have independently … Continue reading Are you taking part in the Summer of Play?