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UK: Child-parent abuse doubles in three years
BBC News, 7 August 2019. [11-08-2019]
A charity said violence towards parents could indicate a cry for help, with support “often too hard to access”.
Finland: More families grapple with domestic violence
Uutiset, 31 July 2019. [02-08-2019]
In 2018, just over 5,000 people fled to Finland’s 28 shelters in a bid to escape domestic violence according to the latest data available from the National Institute for Health and Welfare.
Smacking ban a ‘threat’ to families
Jason Allardyce and John Boothman - The Sunday Times, 7 2019. [07-04-2019]
Legal experts say that the proposed ban on smacking would criminalise parents and destroy family relations.
Children as young as 10 fight, kill and die in Yemen’s war
NBC News, 19 December 2018. [19-12-2018]
Some said they joined the Houthi rebels willingly, mainly because of promises of money or the chance to carry a weapon. But others described being coerced.
Domestic abuse: “Children are the hidden victims”
BBC News, 28 November 2018. [28-11-2018]
160,000 children in England are living in homes where they witness domestic abuse. The charity says it calculates more than 13,400 women and their 14,350 children escaped to a refuge during the year 2016-17.
South Africa: A non-violent society needs non-violent parenting
Amy Green - Health-E News, 21 November 2018. [25-11-2018]
Children learn violence from a young age, often within their homes, so to create a more peaceful South Africa, experts warn that care-givers must stop spanking kids.
South Africa: Long-term effects of violence against children
Lorato Mchunu - IOL, 14 November 2018. [15-11-2018]
Tackling violence against children, and also widespread poverty and inequality, has to be urgently prioritised if South Africa is to achieve a broad range of development goals including those on mental health, poverty and social well-being.
How do families deal with the effects of violence
Rylie Livingston - WCBI, 24 August 2018. [26-08-2018]
When violence invades a family, the impact can be felt by more than just the victim and the attacker.
Bullying harms children’s mental health, but for how long?
Maria Cohut - Medical News Today, 8 October 2017. [08-10-2017]
Researchers say that childhood bullying can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, and psychotic-like experiences, but that they seem to dissipate over time.
10 Children under fire
John Woodrow Cox - The Washington Post, 15 September 2017. [16-09-2017]
Almost two dozen kids are shot every day in the U.S. This 4-year-old was one of them.
11 What should be done with the foreign women and children who joined Isis?
Shiraz Maher - New Statesman, 28 August 2017. [28-08-2017]
Until now, much of the media focus has been on the male members of IS. But as the IS project crumbles in Syria and Iraq, it is the fate of the women and children that presents one of the biggest challenges to local authorities – and Western governments.
12 1,300 children die by gun every year in the US
Andrew Kragie - Chron, 2 July 2017. [05-07-2017]
An average of 19 children suffer gunshot wounds every day in the United States, according to a new public health study that culled several national databases to tally cases from 2002 to 2014. Nearly 1,300 die each year.
13 Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention
Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Janemaree Maher And Jude Mcculloch - Medical XPress, 3 July 2017. [05-07-2017]
Family violence and youth justice have been subjected to an intense focus in Australia in the past year. Government responses to family violence have emphasised the importance of perpetrator accountability, while in the youth justice field recent reforms have seen a toughening of legal responses.
14 A new study about guns and ‘children’
Robert Verbruggen - National Review, 20 June 2017. [21-06-2017]
Pediatrics has published a new study that covers nonfatal injuries in addition to deaths, and it explains how these incidents break down in terms of demographics, geography, and circumstances.
15 India: children of lions, sons of tigers
Ruchir Joshi - The Hindu, 9 April 2017. [08-04-2017]
Physical violence is addictive and infectious. Like some deadly drug, once you partake of it you want a second (forgive the terrible pun) hit, and once you start doing it regularly you want more and more. With ingested substances your interaction is only with yourself, but violence always needs a target, or — if you must be libtardish about it — a victim.
16 UK to prepare children to fight cyberterrorism at school
Robert Hackwill - EuroNews, 11 February 2017. [11-02-2017]
Britain is launching a cyber skills programme for thousands of teenagers and investing 23.4 million euros on developing extra-curricular activities and a core curriculum. The idea is pupils will later be able to better protect the businesses or institutions they will one day work for.
17 Disabled children more likely to be bullied
Randy Dotinga - UPI, 28 December 2016. [29-12-2016]
Disabled children, including those with learning disabilities, were about 20 percent more likely to report being bullied than other students in surveys taken at a New England school district. And that difference remained steady from third through 12th grades, the researchers found.
18 Ireland: shocking cases of parents abused
Allison Bray - Independent, 11 August 2016. [11-08-2016]
Elderly parents are being forced to take out protection orders against their adult children as they return to the family home, according to a campaign group.
19 Nice: terror through the eyes of innocents
Alissa J. Rubin and Lilia Blaise - The New York Times, 16 July 2016. [17-07-2016]
At least 10 children were killed and at least 35 were treated for injuries at hospitals in Nice. Others were separated from their parents in the chaos, and some no doubt saw and heard things they might carry with them for a long time.
20 How violence affects children's mental health
NDTV, 13 December 2015. [14-12-2015]
Children who live in societies witnessing violence may have high levels of behavioural and emotional problems, according to a US study based on the mental health of children in Juarez, Mexico — once dubbed the murder capital of the world.
21 How to talk to children about violence in the news
Collin Binkley - Chicago Tribune, 25 November 2015. [26-11-2015]
Discussing with children violent events and the often complex history behind those events is a recurring challenge for parents. Experts recommend addressing your children's concerns about the events and asking open-ended questions about their feelings.
22 How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children
Alison Gee - BBC News, 24 November 2015. [25-11-2015]
Many parents have found it hard to talk to their children about the Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed - but it has been particularly difficult for Muslim families. With that in mind, a daily children’s newspaper is devoting some pages to its young Muslim readers.
23 Children are also victims of domestic violence
Elly Grimm - Leader & Times, 23 October 2015. [24-10-2015]
Experts say children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
24 Attacks by 4-5 children on teachers have doubled
Matthew Davis - Daily Mirror, 22 August 2015. [25-08-2015]
Record numbers of the youngest schoolchildren are being suspended for attacking teachers in UK. There were also cases of assaults on classmates, verbal abuse, sexual misconduct, bullying and racism as campaigners blame video games and online images.
25 Reducing violence through positive parenting
Chandre Gould - All Africa, 6 August 2015. [07-08-2015]
The Institute for Security Studies, in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Seven Passes Initiative, will begin an innovative three-year positive parenting project in September this year. The project will determine if a community-driven public awareness campaign, combined with parenting programmes, will improve parenting and promote child safety across the whole village.

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