Many parents will be buying a new digital 'toy' for their child this Christmas, whether it's a new tablet, iPod or smart phone. While many of these digital devices look like toys – they are now in bright colours and even 2-year-olds are familiar with how to use them – they are, in fact, a gateway to the much wider world of the internet. And it is the internet where children are at risk of unintentionally viewing adult content, potentially shocking and disturbing to them. Read full article
Children observe their mums and after watching everything she does all day, Mum is called an angel and wished sweet dreams. The sweetest 2-minute video you will see today.
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Findings from the fourth annual Small Voices, Big Dreams survey, commissioned by the ChildFund Alliance, uncovered the unique views of today’s 10-12-year-olds. Their ideas on violence, peace, heroes and happiness were explored in a survey that included nearly 6,500 children from 47 countries (36 developing; 11 developed), including 202 Australians. Read full article
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The newly released policy from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Council on Communications and Media urges parents, schools, doctors and advertisers to recognise media effects on children – both positive and negative. While the Academy remains concerned about research-based evidence about the potential for harm from media messages, it also acknowledges the positive effects from television shows like Sesame Street, which teaches children numbers and letters Read full article
Parents who call in pest controllers to get rid of termites in the year before pregnancy are twice as likely to have a child with a brain tumour, according to a national study. The study on links between pesticides and childhood brain cancer, led by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Professor Elizabeth Milne, revealed parental exposure in the home in the year before conception and during pregnancy were associated with a bigger risk of their child developing a brain tumour. Read full article