The risks for children surfing the internet

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The internet has the potential to broaden horizons and ignite creativity the world over, but with these opportunities come serious risks: cyberbullying, emotional abuse, grooming, sexual abuse and exploitation are some of the major risks which children may encounter every day all over the world. Raising awareness on this issue and promoting tools to detect […]

The best interest of the child as put into practice worldwide

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The principle of the best interests of the child is one of the four general guiding principles on children’s rights (right to non-discrimination, best interests, right to life, survival and development, right to participation or right to express opinions that are considered). It is closely related to Article 3(1) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and Article 24(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Both […]

Do children belong in schools? Homeschooling in the USA as a social movement

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Across the United States of America (U.S.), decades of advocacy campaigns from homeschooling supporters have led to the general deregulation of mandatory school attendance. With varying levels of state scrutiny and administration, parents and carers are now free to homeschool their children. While alternative manifestations of traditional education are not inherently negative, the lack of […]

Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Discover India, Education, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Life at Humanium, Peace, Poverty, violence

Every year poses certain challenges to people around the world, but it is especially challenging when those affected by global events are children. Unfortunately, 2022 was not favorable for children in many ways, and there is only hope that the new year can bring more stability, especially to children and their families suffering in armed […]

Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into children’s lives

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In a world bustling with activity, children, and adults alike, often get caught up in emotional chaos. On that account, the newer generations are realizing the importance of reducing anxiety to lead a more purposeful life. Incorporating mindfulness into homes and classrooms can be a great method to help children cope with stress. The popularity […]

The social integration of unaccompanied minors in Spain – main challenges and solutions

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Spain receives a great number of unaccompanied minors due to its geographical situation. However, many of these minors do not fully integrate into society before turning eighteen years old, which is extremely important because they are no longer under the guardianship of the state once they reach that age. Most of them reach the majority […]

Positive effects of yoga on children’s mental and physical health

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Just like adults, children’s ability to relax has a significant impact on their cognitive and metacognitive development. This state of balance is not an innate skill, but instead can be learned through regular practice and exercise. By engaging in relaxation techniques such as yoga, children can improve their mental state which, in turn, enables them […]

Improving children’s well-being through the Montessori education models

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The first Montessori school opened its door to students more than 115 years ago in Rome, Italy. What makes Montessori different from other educational methods, is its focus on both the mental and physical development of a child. Rather than imposing strict classroom rules and restrictions, parents and educators who follow the Montessori Method put […]

Education barriers faced by young mothers in Africa

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Africa is one of the continents with the most alarming numbers of adolescent pregnancies in the world (UNFPA, 2022). While many of those pregnancies happen in child marriages, which is another issue that many countries across Africa are not addressing successfully, another cause is insufficient sexual and reproductive health education and a lack of information […]