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A crisis playbook for family businesses

Josh Baron and Ben Francois - Harvard Business Review, 27 April 2020.
04-05-2020
Nearly 90% have seen some negative impact on their business. Some are fighting to stay alive or deal with a major decline in revenue. Others are dealing with greater demand and stressed supply chains. Most are feeling isolated as they make decisions that will shape their future.
 

Children suffer most from being locked down

Deutsche Welle, 28 April 2020.
04-05-2020
During the coronavirus crisis, children have been seen as potential virus carriers or obstacles to parents working from home. But some little ones will suffer the most during this time.
 

The pandemic puts children at risk of online sexual exploitation

Jack Turban Scientific American, 28 April 2020.
04-05-2020
Many parents are unaware of the risks. One conversation could keep your kids safe.
 

Is lockdown making only children lonely?

Gwenfair Griffith - BBC News, 29 April 2020.
04-05-2020
Psychologists say it is too early to say what the effect of long-term social distancing might have on only children.
 

Some children with COVID-19 also show another syndrome

Heather J. Kagan and Delaram J. Taghipour - ABC News, 29 April 2020.
04-05-2020
Kawasaki symptoms include fever, rash, eye irritation and swollen lymph nodes.
 

Marriage rates are at an all-time low at the US

Maura Hohman - Today, 29 April 2020.
04-05-2020
The 2018 marriage rate is even lower than it was during the heart of the Great Depression.
 

Singapore: virtual marriage solemnisations amid Covid-19

Yip Wai Yee - Strait Times, 26 April, 2020.
04-05-2020
The process will be made available only to couples who present Singapore-issued documents for verification, to ensure that proper safeguards in place.
 

Parenting during lockdown: “Surviving continues to be the name of the game”

Jen Hogan - The Irish Times, 28 April 2020.
04-05-2020
All has stayed the same the last few weeks and yet so much has also changed, including homeschooling, working from home, and the usual day-to-day monotonous but necessary chores to complete.
 

Now is the time for the digital transformation of social services

Daniel Molinuevo - Eurofound, 23 April 2020.
27-04-2020
Already before the pandemic, there were often few incentives for tech suppliers and many technologies successfully piloted have not been taken up because of the steep costs for providers and users.
 

Besides protecting our families, we must protect kids’ privacy too

Leah A. Plunkett - CNN, 22 April 2020.
27-04-2020
From school to sports to social activities and so much more, we are scrambling to get our kids online in order to adapt to our new reality and also giving out their personal information at an ever-increasing rate.
 
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