Lack of awareness of grape choking hazard puts children at risk, say doctors

Grapes can completely plug a childs airway, with research suggesting they are third most common cause of death in food-related incidents Grapes are the third most common cause of death among children who die in food-related choking incidents, and doctors say a lack of awareness among parents, carers and health professionals could be leaving young […]

Gendered toys could deter girls from career in engineering, report says

Insitution for Engineering and Technology found toys with a technology focus were three times as likely to be targeted at boys One of the worlds largest engineering institutions is warning against gender stereotyping of toys in the run-up to Christmas amid concern it could be discouraging girls from pursuing a career in engineering and technology. […]

NSPCC records 88% rise in children seeking help for online abuse

Report shows that number of children who contacted ChildLine increased by more than 2,000 over five-year period The number of children and young people tormented by online trolls has increased by 88% in five years, according to a report by a leading childrens charity. The almost a quarter of a million children and young people […]

The refugee children of Idomeni: alone, far from home but clinging to hope

They have fled their wartorn homelands in Syria and Afghanistan. Now they are stuck in northern Greece so close to a new life In the hours before he disappeared, Kusai talked about returning home to Syria. Navigating the Islamist checkpoints and shoot-to-kill Turkish border guards to reach the Idomeni in northern Greece, praying for Macedonia […]