Unicef, in its recently published report ‘The State of the World’s Children 2021’ highlighted that an estimated 13 per cent of adolescents aged 10-19, suffer from a diagnosed mental disorder.
Children’s rights advocate James Nayagam said government must act correctly following Kuala Lumpur High Court’s ruling today that children of Malaysian mothers born overseas are eligible for citizenship. Steps must also be taken to ensure all stateless children in the country are accorded citizenship.
So many children have lost parents to Covid-19. We should do our part in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Experienced educator Veronica Shepherdson shares her thoughts on how parents can make the internet safer for children.
While the government plans to relax Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) for those fully vaccinated, those with young children remain anxious about the safety of their young ones, writes Twentytwo13’s Pearl Lee.
We have read so much about the pandemic and how people have experienced the loss of a friend or a loved one due to the devastating effects of the virus. But what is truly heartbreaking is that some 1.5 million children around the world have lost parents or grandparents to Covid-19, writes senior journalist Rita Jong.
A recent study reveals the successive lockdowns in France have had a “catastrophic” impact on children’s health and cognitive skills. The same can be said about children in Malaysia.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob urges parents to stay home as to date, 48,261 children and infants have been infected with Covid-19. A record 7,289 Covid-19 cases and 60 deaths were seen today. Also in our news round-up, registration for AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for those under 60 begins tomorrow.
The abolition of the UPSR will enable children to learn in a more relaxed environment, encourage creativity and enhance their soft skills, writes Rita Jong, a mother of two school-going children.
Senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS says the lack of safe spaces has led to more poor children turning to drugs in Malaysia.
Former All England Open champion Hafiz Hashim tells parents to quit whining on social media and let coaches train their children.
Sports or physical activities seem to be missing from preschools these days. And we wonder why children aren’t as active as they should be.
As none of the three governments – Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional – have paid much attention to food security and poor eating habits, economist Prof Jomo Kwame Sundaram stresses it is vital to have a school meal programme for all children.