Tag: children

Singapore parents air concerns over schools allegedly telling children not to wear masks

SINGAPORE — Parents are taking to social media to air their concerns over recent incidents in schools where children have allegedly been disallowed from wearing masks. At the end of last week, Singaporean activist Gilbert Goh posted a message "from a worried mum" on Facebook...

US tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

Five US tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet have been named in a lawsuit over the death of child laborers in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Impoverished but mineral-rich DR Congo is the world's largest producer of the rare...

Children better off today than 20 years ago: report

A report on the state of the world's children released Tuesday notes major progress in health, education and safety in dozens of countries over the past two decades. Save the Children said in its global childhood report that conditions had improved in 173 out of...

Obesity among Malaysian children on the rise

Do you know that Malaysia has the dubious honour of being the most obese country in Asia, with an obesity rate of 45.3%? Yep, 2014 findings from the British medical journal, The Lancet showed that 49% of our women and 44% of our men were obese. These finding reflects a...

Mental health: More needs to be done

While a majority of children in Singapore have better material comforts than their counterparts elsewhere, studies on their mental health are not so encouraging When some international surveys proclaim that Singapore is the least emotional country in the world, the common rebuttal is because...