Category: children

Carl, a 5-year-old deaf boxer who is unbothered by court noises,…

Carl, a 5-year-old deaf boxer who is unbothered by court noises, accompanies kids during depositions and trials. He offers a sense of protection for children while they face their abusers in court.

Breaker boys between age 8-12 were employed to work 10 hours a…

Breaker boys between age 8-12 were employed to work 10 hours a day, 6 days a week to separate impurities from coal. Despite public disapproval, the practice of employing children in this line of work lasted for decades, only finally ending in the US in the 1920s.

Going down a slide with a young child in your lap puts them in…

Going down a slide with a young child in your lap puts them in danger. Their little feet can get caught on the way down as your weight keeps pushing forward, which causes their legs to twist. Experts who studied injury data advise against letting kids go down a slide with you, because the majority of sliding-on-lap injuries for children under 6 are fractures of the lower leg.

When an Israeli daycare started fining parents for late pickup…

When an Israeli daycare started fining parents for late pickup of their children, the number of late pickups increased. The reason was that previously the daycare had a social contract, so the sense of guilt for being late motivated parents to be on time, but now the guilt went away as it was replaced by an affordable fine.

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The Aztec Empire is one of the first societies in which all the…

The Aztec Empire is one of the first societies in which all the children irrespective of class or gender were required to have an education.

Some chimp infants have been observed caring for sticks like…

Some chimp infants have been observed caring for sticks like human children care for dolls. This implies that, like humans, chimpanzees are capable of imagination.

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Keanu Reeves runs a private charitable foundation to fund cancer…

Keanu Reeves runs a private charitable foundation to fund cancer research and children’s hospitals. In 2009, he told Ladies Home Journal: “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”

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The French government gives medals to citizens who have…

The French government gives medals to citizens who have “successfully raised several children with dignity.”

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George…

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George sacrificed himself to save five children from an attack by two Pit Bulls. All three dogs had to be euthanized, but George was posthumously awarded a PDSA Gold Medal, and his heroism was commemorated with a bronze statue.

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under…

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.