The report estimates that 650 million girls and women alive today were married in childhood, about half of them in Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India or Nigeria.
More than 72 per cent of families in Sharjah allow their children to use smartphones and devices, but over 37 per cent of Sharjah families do not monitor their children’s online activity, revealed a study conducted by the Child Safety Department
Doctors elsewhere report similar surges, with children — some as young as 8 — deliberately running into traffic, overdosing on pills and otherwise self-harming.
In Japan, child and adolescent suicides hit record levels in 2020, according to the Education Ministry.
The Public Prosecution on Monday published an awareness video on its social media accounts, coinciding with the Emirati Children’s Day.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA)
Sharjah Police’s preliminary investigations revealed that his death was a tragic accident that took place near his family home door in Al Taawun Area.
An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry found children, some from as young as nine months old, suffered years of abuse, which included rape and electric shock treatment, by staff at psychiatric and state care facilities, clergy and foster guardians.
The pandemic has disrupted our daily lives like never before and coping with the myriad stresses of the coronavirus pandemic has become a pressing issue globally. We as adults feel or presume that it is only us who are adversely affected and that the youngsters are relatively safe. But that is far from the truth (“After a long stay at home, getting kids back to school can be tough,” Aug. 19, Gulf Today).
A specialised medical team at Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai was able to save the life of a two-year-old child, after taking the wrong medication, which almost cost him his life, as his survival rate was not more than 50%.
The second edition of the Child Safety Forum, organised by the Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), opened on Wednesday morning with Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of SCFA, asserting that the “family is the compass guiding Sharjah’s journey of development and the driving force that led us to provide the best social services with the child at the core of our programmes and initiatives”.