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#Children

# children - Saturday 17 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

From TheJournal.ie 66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones Hanging Up

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

# children - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu Fast Food

McDonald's US to cut chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from Happy Meal menu

Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain on the menu.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys Overcrowding

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

# children - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

From TheJournal.ie With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools Be In Ctrl

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

# children - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# children - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents Direct Provision

Ombudsman receives 97 complaints from Direct Provision residents

The Ombudsman’s office began accepting complaints from people in Direct Provision last April.

# children - Thursday 18 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century' Dignity

Ward of court system is 'inadequate, archaic and has no place in the 21st Century'

A new report published today says there is “confusion and lack of understanding” around the whole system.

# children - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children Story Time This post contains videos

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children

The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.

# children - Monday 15 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year Trolley Watch

'It's a wake-up call': 73 children on trolleys in emergency depts so far this year

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Association has just launched a new trolley watch system – where it counts how many children are on trolleys in EDs.

# children - Friday 12 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths Parenting

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

# children - Thursday 11 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories Child Labour

Tech giant Samsung sued in France over alleged child labour in its Chinese factories

“We are asking the justice system to sanction the unacceptable gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the reality in its factories.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Stephanie, don’t leave us': Inquest hears baby swallowed tiny plastic perspex before her death Inquest
From TheJournal.ie 'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug Cystic Fibrosis

'We've come so far': Orkambi campaigners hail next step as children can now get 'life-changing' drug

Children between the ages of six and 11 will now be able to access the drug in Ireland after yesterday’s announcement.

# children - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# children - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant Parenting

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant

The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.

# children - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns Violence

Children suffered a shocking scale of violence in conflict zones in 2017, Unicef warns

In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.

# children - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day ISPCC

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about abuse while others simply needed company.

# children - Monday 25 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today Helpline

'There's no problem too small to call about': Childline expecting over 1,000 calls today

A team of Childline volunteers are giving up their own Christmas to offer support to hundreds of children who will need to talk to someone.

# children - Friday 22 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced ENCOURAGING

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

# children - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities Santa's Workshop

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

# children - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland Mental Health

Over 2,000 children waiting over a year for a psychology appointment in Ireland

New figures show that across the country there are close to 2,500 people waiting over a year for a psychology appointment.

# children - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities A New Home

Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities

The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.

# children - Monday 18 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hawe children were stabbed to death in their beds while mum Clodagh died in sitting room Inquest

Hawe children were stabbed to death in their beds while mum Clodagh died in sitting room

Inquest into the death of Hawe family in Cavan heard distressing detail of how the four were killed. Dad Alan is believed to have died by his own hand.

# children - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Murder investigation launched after 3 children die in house fire Greater Manchester

Murder investigation launched after 3 children die in house fire

A three-year-old girl is currently in a critical condition and a 35-year-old woman is currently in a serious condition in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents Safety This post contains videos

Warning issued about window blinds to help prevent tragic accidents

Two children end up in US emergency departments every day due to accidents with window blinds.

# children - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children Milly Tuomey

Tragic suicide of young girl shines light on issue of self-harm in children

Self-harm is being seen to begin at a younger age, said an Irish psychotherapist.

# children - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity National Level

6 months on from damning report, State finally taking concerns on child protection seriously says charity

Geoffrey Shannon published a damning audit of the approach from gardaí and Tusla to child protection concerns earlier this year.

# children - Monday 27 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert Closing The Gap

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

# children - Sunday 26 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

# children - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree that children shouldn't be instructed to hug extended family members? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

# children - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths Mass Shooting

Sandy Hook families renew push to have gun makers held responsible for their children's deaths

Families were back in court today – last year a lawsuit was thrown out of court.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department Dublin

Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department

It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.

# children - Monday 13 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie Liveline

Mother pleads for help after seven-year-old son expelled after trying to strangle principal with tie

The child’s mother fears that her son could seriously hurt someone.

# children - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish' Column

Joanne McNally: 'I don’t want children, but I’m not selfish'

I also have the attention span of a ferret on six nespressos, writes Joanne McNally.

# children - Friday 10 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case Warning To Friend

Mother-of-three forwarded child pornography clip in 'remarkably unusual' case

The woman said she sent the video to warn a friend about the dangers of leaving her children alone with her boyfriend.

# children - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families Growing Up In Ireland

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# children - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives' Column

Young mum stereotypes: 'Some of us are happy being mothers and wives'

I don’t have to worry about the biological clock, and I’ll be thirty-eight when my eldest starts college, writes Susannah O’Brien.

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