The field visits aim to educated beachgoers on the safety practices and essential skills required to protect their children from drowning, sunburn, and other summer and beach-related incidents
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.
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 Child Safety Department (CSD), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, has launched an awareness campaign to ensure children remain safe in vehicles on long outdoor trips planned in winter. Targeting all communities, especially parents, the campaign themed ‘Enjoy a Safe Winter’, was launched in collaboration with Sharjah Police via CSD’s social media platforms.
The Child Safety Department has emphasised the importance of studying the outcome of publicly revealing the identity of children who are victims of accidents or any form of abuse.
"Kanaf," a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary, multi-agency child protection centre that provides prompt legal, psychological, and social support to child victims of abuse.
Entity carries out first-of-its-kind social experiment in the UAE to heighten awareness about the drastic consequences of leaving children alone in locked cars particularly in summer .
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)
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).
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.