Tag: children

“Surreal incompetence”: Lim Tean slams Ong Ye Kung for reopening schools

People's Voice founder and political activist Lim Tean has slammed Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung for remaining resolute in his decision to reopen schools despite the public uproar this decision has caused. Mr Lim on Tuesday (May 26) took to Facebook to publicly...

Doctors find link between coronavirus and Kawasaki-like disease in children

With the number of coronavirus-infected patients growing day by day, many are grateful that children are such a small percentage of the overall number of sick patients. Yet many also wonder, why are kids seemingly being spared from it? According to an article on livescience.com,...

How does the virus infect children? And should they be in school?

by Paul RICARD With parents and policymakers agonising over when to reopen schools as lockdowns ease, scientists are still struggling to find out how the new coronavirus affects children. While youngsters can become infected with the new coronavirus, very few have died or contracted serious symptoms....

Children are not immune to Covid-19: 3 children die from the virus, including 6 week-old baby

A six-week-old infant recently died of Covid-19, possibly the youngest fatality in the coronavirus pandemic, which has now spread across the world. Almost one million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, which started in Wuhan, a city in central China, late last...

11-year-old Malay school girl called “stupid and dump” by bullies

A netizen recently shared on Twitter the alleged racial bullying experiences of her younger sister. https://twitter.com/4YSLZ/status/1235824144597389317 A Twitter user with the handle @4YSLZ on Friday (March 6) took her concern for her 11-year-old sister to the online community. "(M)y heart broke today, it was my sister’s...

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...