Do Screens Hijack Children’s Attention Spans? Understanding the Impact of Screen Time on Child Development

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As the world continues to evolve, children are no longer exempt from the increasingly wide reaches of technological innovation. Gone are the days when children would solely dream of green grass and imaginative outdoor games. Today, many children are closely familiar with the online world from an infantile age. This exposure to the Internet can […]

The Year to End Child Labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has marked 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, with the aim of encouraging legislative and policy action that would eradicate the scourge of child labour worldwide. However, unless appropriate mechanisms are designed to mitigate the decline in child labour wages, a ban on child labour […]

Understanding the Ramifications of ‘Sharenting’: Children’s “Right to be forgotten”

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Digital technologies permeate every sector of modern society and children’s lives are no exception. Innovative platforms have reshaped children’s experience of the world, presenting new risks that substantially affect their human rights. ‘Sharenting’ is one such risk; as it creates a traceable digital footprint which is attached to children without their consent (Haley, 2020). This […]

“Kidfluencers” and Social Media: The Evolution of Child Exploitation in the Digital Age

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Influencer marketing is one of the fastest-growing segments of the corporate industry; the attention of the masses is just one easy, accessible click away (60 Minutes Australia, 2020). Personal media sources such as home videos have quickly become a lucrative market, which raises stern questions about the role of parents in safeguarding their children’s rights […]

Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies: Children’s Privacy in the Age of Social Media – The Perils of “Sharenting”

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In today’s globalized world, children often make their Internet debut before they are even born, usually appearing on their parents’ social media platforms as hazy ultrasound images (LaFrance, 2016). Though these children may become aware of their digital footprint and online identity at an early age, they remain powerless in asserting their rights, with parents […]

Protective Custody of Unaccompanied Child Migrants in Greece: A Long-Standing Practice is Coming to an End

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As announced on 18 November 2020 by Notis Mitarachi, Greek Migration and Asylum Minister, Greece is abolishing the long-standing scheme of protective custody of unaccompanied child migrants. This practice is not only endangering the physical and mental well-being of children, but it also violates international, European and Greek domestic law in relation to the rights […]

Historic Commitment to End Worst Forms of Child Labor

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At the beginning of August 2020, all member countries (187) of the International Labor Organization (ILO) ratified ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, an event which international organizations such as Human Rights Watch (here HRW) welcomed as an “important milestone”.[1] (Wurth, 2020) In an unprecedented move, all member countries universally […]

Abuse of Youth Athletes in Preparation for the Olympics Games in Japan

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In September 1990, Japan signed the United Convention on the Rights of the Child. Four years later, in April 1994, Japan ratified the Treaty, a document whose Article 32 outlines the rights of children to work without exploitation: “States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing […]

Where Do Children’s Rights Stand in the Business World?

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Children are participants in the business world. However, they are also victims of this environment in many ways. Our predominantly capitalist societies make businesses omnipresent in children’s lives. Due to the exploitation of children, the endangerment of their development or the alteration, or even the destruction of their environment, companies must become key players in […]

Domestic Violence and its Consequences on Children

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With the lockdown of millions of families, many children found themselves stuck at home with violent parents without the opportunity to ask for help. The isolation and the stressful atmosphere of the pandemic sometimes acted as a catalyser and some parents who usually were non-violent, had abusive behaviours. Whether it is psychological or physical violence, […]