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

How Child Friendly Planning Can Save Cities

Tim Gill’s book Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities, has now been published and can be ordered from the RIBA website here. This is an important resource for developers, planners and anyone who is concerned about the need to give children space in our urban environment. From Tim Gill’s blog: “The book opens … Continue reading How Child Friendly Planning Can Save Cities

Exams are on, but we still need to recognise the time children have lost from school

No matter how little they relish taking exams, teenagers will welcome the clarity in today’s announcement that exams are going to happen next summer. Children have told me that’s the first thing they want – to know for sure what’s going to happen. It should also put a stop to the ferocious testing and assessment … Continue reading Exams are on, but we still need to recognise the time children have lost from school