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Organised Child Sex Abuse 'Widespread in England', MPs Say
Offbeat  (tags: Organised child sex abuse, Children, Exploitation, Scandal, Rotherham Council, Ofsted )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.
The Teenage Soldiers of World War One
Offbeat  (tags: British Army, Children, WW1 )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As many as 250,000 boys under the age of 18 served in the British Army during World War One. Fergal Keane remembers the sacrifice they made.
Guns, God and Soccer Practice: A 5-Year-Old Kid's Life in Trenton, Missouri
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
Five-year-old Matt holds his rifle as if it is the most normal thing in the world. The boy with blue eyes and a tiny body handles it like a pro.
Have the Danes Cracked Childhood Obesity?
Offbeat  (tags: children, obesity, Denmark )

Ray
- 16 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic, but it is not easy to treat. Now a scheme proven to help children shed pounds by asking them and their families to make numerous lifestyle changes has been adopted across Denmark.
Science: Your Eye Color Reveals A Lot About You
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, children, culture, off-beat, news, world, society, unusual )

Leopold
- 19 days ago - themindunleashed.org
They say the eyes are a window to the soul, but they can also be a window to your genes. Did you know that no two people have the 'exact' same eye color? Or that every person with blue eyes can be traced back to the same ancestor that lived in the black
Baby Crawls for the First Time, Gets Affirmation From Family Dog
Offbeat  (tags: baby, crawls, dog, atlanta, animals, children, culture, environment, pets, protection, society )

Lone
- 21 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
This baby girl from Atlanta, Ga., was very determined to crawl to the family pet. Without breaking eye contact with the black lab named Savannah, little Harper squealed as she slowly inched toward the dog.
Child Sex Exploitation 'Social Norm' in Greater Manchester
Offbeat  (tags: Children, sex, exploitation, grooming, Manchester, UK )

Ray
- 26 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to the author of a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case.
Switzerland's Shame: The Children Used as Cheap Farm Labour
Offbeat  (tags: Shame, Children, Force Labour, Slaves, Switzerland )

Ray
- 28 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work
Stop Teaching Children Hunting for "Fun".PLEASE SIGN !!!
Offbeat  (tags: children, hunting for fun, petition to sign )

Alexandra
- 37 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Firearms are not gentle toys for little children. We should teach children how to respect life and its enviroment and not how to destroy it.
UK Annually Pays £31mn in Child Benefits to Parents Abroad
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, UK )

Ray
- 49 days ago - rt.com
The UK pays out an average of 600,000 pounds every week in child benefits to parents living outside the country. Labour said the figures show the government "seems to have given up" on stopping immigrants from gaming EU rules to cheat British taxpayers.
Arizona Teacher Fired After Defending Student From Racist Insults
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 53 days ago - rt.com
An elementary school teacher in Fountain Hills, Arizona, believes she did the right thing when she defended a young black student from racist insults. However, allegations that she was the one doing the bullying caused her to lose her job.
The Dangerous Ways To School - Photos to Show Your Kids When They Don't Want to Get the Bus to School!
Offbeat  (tags: challenging, interesting, pictures, children, education, school )

Evelyn
- 54 days ago - funzug.com
WHAT A TOUGH WAY TO GET TO SCHOOL!! Thes photos show how some kids face a very tough way in getting to school. These children deserve special admiration for their devotion to education. Our kids & grandkids don't realise how easy they have things!!
20 Reasons Why It Is Important to Raise Kids Around Animals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, children, pets )

Cher
- 62 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Many of us have fond memories of growing up with the family cat or dog (or both if your parents happened to be equal opportunity pet lovers). As it turns out, 62 percent of households in the United States include companion animals.
The Plight of Moldova's Orphanage Children
Offbeat  (tags: children, orphanage, Moldova )

Ray
- 62 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 7,000 children have been placed in state-run institutions in Europe's poorest country, Moldova, and only 2% are orphans, While the horror stories of the orphanages of 1990s Romania were widely publicised,
Demanding Justice for Women and Children Abused By Irish Nuns
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Women, justice, Nuns, UNCAT, Ireland )

Ray
- 63 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An inquiry last year into Ireland's Magdalene laundries, where for decades thousands of women were forced to work by nuns, found no evidence that workers were abused. But those who experienced life inside laundry walls angrily reject this,
 

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