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Should young children own cellphones?

2017-09-19 13:09

Could your child's cellphone make them more vulnerable to cyberbullying? The experts weigh in.

SA children at risk: Overloading cars, bakkies and the law

2017-09-04 08:19

Current laws do not adequately address the dangers of overloading vehicles, writes Wheel Well's Peggie Mars, an organisation promoting road safety for children.

Why ETFs are fantastic gifts for kids

2017-08-31 10:07

For the next special occasion, consider giving your young relatives exchange-traded funds – a truly useful gift the children will thank you for once they reap the rewards.

Judge gives new hope to overseas couples wanting to adopt babies in KZN

2017-07-25 16:35

There is new hope for overseas couples trying to adopt babies after a judge ruled this week that an alleged "stumbling block" - a letter of recommendation from the KwaZulu-Natal head of social development - is no longer required.

Boy, 5, takes little brother for joyride, crashes family car

2017-07-19 14:19

Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old took their mother's car for a joyride. The mischievous pair drove the vehicle for 5km before crashing it.

SEE: 60% of SA teens have been drunk

2017-06-28 13:55

The level of drug and alcohol use in South Africa is alarming. Reports show that some 60% of teenagers have been drunk. Here are the stats.

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168 million children are involved in child labour

According to The Sisterhood Is Global Institute's 2016 survey, 168 million children are involved in child labour and 85 million work in areas that are dangerous for their health.

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'Can you be our parents?' - Orphans' letters move PE cops to tears

2017-05-30 10:04

"Thank you to protect us in this pain. Can you be our parents?" These were the heartbreaking and heartwarming words that two Port Elizabeth orphans wrote to a police station that had helped them.

An end to bakkie-taxis? 'DoT should ban transportation of people on bakkies' - JPSA

2017-05-04 12:44

"If the DoT is serious about road safety then it will ban the transportation of people on the back of bakkies entirely,' says Justice Project SA as it highlights changes to road laws regarding bakkies.

Boy, 8, takes little sister for burgers in dad's van, learned to drive watching YouTube

2017-04-13 11:45

A craving for a McDonald burgers prompted an 8-year-old boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van. How did he learn to drive? Watching YouTube videos...

 

Does my child have asthma?

2017-09-14 14:35

Diagnosing asthma in young children can be challenging as they are unable to tell you what is wrong.

How to child-proof your marriage

2017-08-31 16:36

Marriage requires a serious amount of work, communication and time.

The 10 things I miss about life before kids

2017-08-03 17:00

Can you relate these things? It's okay to admit it...

Boy, 10, caught 4 times in 6 weeks for stealing cars

2017-07-22 18:00

A 10-year-old Florida boy described by police as "flashy" cut off his ankle monitor the day after being charged with stealing a car and stole another vehicle...

#MandelaDay: Every day is Mandela Day at Tshwane Haven for children

2017-07-18 08:39

For police officers from the Brooklyn station in Pretoria who visited Tshwane Haven, a home for abused, sick and abandoned children and babies, the intention was to deliver gifts in honour of Mandela Day.

The lazy, junk-food generation

2017-06-27 11:43

Today’s children are expected to live much longer than prior generations, but will be in much poorer health by the time they reach age 65. A global survey suggests intervention is needed urgently.

New car seat safety harness in SA 'could be harmful' - Wheel Well

2017-06-05 07:30

'When it comes to child car safety, the correct child car seat can seem extremely expensive and some parents may be tempted to choose a cheaper alternative,' says Wheel Well's Pennie Mars as she warns of a new product available in SA.

Is that a flying Toyota Yaris? SA kids create awesome Dream Car Art

2017-05-11 08:09

Toyota SA has announced the winners of its Dream Car Art contest. Check out Sumayyah Yusuf Moosa's 'UniYaris', a flying magical car, and more great art by local children.

At what age can kids safely cross the street?

2017-04-24 11:30

In simulated experiments, consistently getting across a busy road was tough for children younger than 14.

EU boosts child migrant protection efforts

2017-04-12 22:02

The EU has announced steps to better protect child migrants running the risk of abuse as they arrive in Europe in record numbers.

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