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#Children

# children - Sunday 17 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us' Anam Cara

Dealing with grief on Father's Day: 'We won't mourn the loss of Adam, but we’ll celebrate everything he gave us'

Father’s Day can be a tough day for those who have lost a child or a father.

# children - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs Emergency

Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.

# children - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says it's 'right and proper' HSE apologises over failings in audiology services Children

Simon Harris says it's 'right and proper' HSE apologises over failings in audiology services

RTÉ has reported that the HSE identified errors in audiology services provided to children in the west of Ireland.

# children - Monday 4 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with Hospice

For parents of children who are seriously ill, guilt is a common feeling they grapple with

Dr Aidan McKiernan, a counsellor with the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, spoke to TheJournal.ie ahead of Children’s Hospice Week.

# children - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Six children drown off Turkish coast Drowning

Six children drown off Turkish coast

Two adults, one woman and six children lost their lives.

# children - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger' Sunshine

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

# children - Thursday 31 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe' Sexual Abuse

'The sanctity of the confession box is still an issue when it comes to keeping children safe'

Survivors of Ryan, Ferns, Murphy and Cloyne are angry, writes Tanya Ward.

# children - Monday 28 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools No Religion

Parents in these 16 areas to be surveyed over demand for non-denominational schools

The government wants 400 multi- and non-denominational schools in place by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year Abuse

Childline answered 381,000 calls, texts and online messages from children last year

72% of phone calls answered by the charity came from males.

# children - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Can children's books help kids fight climate change? Beasts At Bedtime

Can children's books help kids fight climate change?

We spoke to the author of a new book on the topic.

# children - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.' Incorrect Smear Tests

Bereaved cervical cancer family: 'I want my Mammy. I just love her so much, I want her back.'

Irene Teap died last July, her family now know that two of her smears were incorrect.

# children - Monday 7 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members A Safe Space

Kids call Childline upset after playing over-18s video games with family members

There is also concern about children talking to strangers online when they play these games.

# children - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?

For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.

# children - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected Data Protection

'Common sense prevailed': Proposal to raise digital age of consent to 16 rejected

Children’s rights groups had strongly opposed the proposal.

# children - Monday 23 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities Health

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

# children - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 Widespread Outrage

India approves death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12

Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted in 2013.

# children - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles Sex Tourism

'Children's lives have been taken from them': Bill proposes to restrict foreign travel of convicted paedophiles

Campaigners have said sex tourism from Ireland is growing.

# children - Sunday 15 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments Ophthalmology

'A scandal': Almost 8,000 children waiting over a year for eye treatments

A trial in Sligo could offer a solution to long eye treatment waiting lists for children.

# children - Saturday 31 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays Less Stress

The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays

Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.

# children - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report Oireachtas Committee

Social media sites should find new ways to verify children's ages - report

Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram gave statements on their security to the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

From TheJournal.ie Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof' Tusla

Social workers have to develop skills to deal with allegations of historical abuse 'on the hoof'

The CEO of Tusla has said this area is “one of the most challenging” aspects of the agency’s work.

# children - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why Child And Family Agency

Tusla will underspend its 2017 budget by €11.4m - here's why

The Child and Family Agency identified hiring and retaining staff, as well as reputational damage as challenges this year.

# children - Monday 19 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report Burn Hazard

Some fidget spinners can cause serious injuries to children - EU report

The European Commission says its product alert system has detected some light-up spinners whose batteries can cause “burns to the oesophagus and intestines”.

# children - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum Expert Advice

How to talk to children about the Eighth Amendment referendum

Irish psychologists explain how to talk to your child about the upcoming vote.

# children - Sunday 11 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie ‘Of course she has time, she has no children for God’s sake’: What women who aren't mothers deal with Opinion

‘Of course she has time, she has no children for God’s sake’: What women who aren't mothers deal with

It’s hard for parents and non-parents to fully understand, and support, each other’s worlds, writes Úna Ni Mhaoldhomhnaigh.

# children - Saturday 10 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media Genuine Concern

UK government looking into imposing 'time limits' on children using social media

Matt Hancock said it isn’t “beyond the wit of man” to develop an age verification system for children online.

# children - Thursday 22 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The new project helping parents develop their kids' emotional resilience Funding Boost

The new project helping parents develop their kids' emotional resilience

Education Desty, a software development start-up is rolling out mentors in schools to get children to use its programme.

# children - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way Children

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young 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.

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