Posts tagged as children

The dark side of scrolling. Abuse of children gets platform on social media

By Augustinas Šulija on Friday, July 31, 2020

Reports about illegal and harmful content on the internet increased substantially in Lithuania this year. Social networks like Instagram are the new hunting grounds for child abusers, observers warn. Sofia, an artist and designer in her late 20s based in Spain, was calmly scrolling through her Instagram feed, when a shocking picture of a child posing as an adult model appeared on her phone screen. “It was an 8-year-old boy…

Lithuanian and Kurdish scientists suggest MMR vaccine could protect children from Covid-19

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A group of Lithuanian and Kurdish scientists have raised a hypothesis that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine could protect children from Covid-19. The hypothesis is based on the discovered sequence similarity of the 30 amino acid residues between glycoproteins of SARS-CoV-2, measles and rubella viruses. An experimental analysis is required in order to support the hypothesis. The ongoing global coronavirus pandemic has so far claimed more than 450,000…

Lithuanian author wins prestigious Andersen children’s book award

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Autor and illustrator Monika Vaicenavičienė has been awarded the Premio Andersen 2020 prize in Italy for her book, What is a River? The book, awarded in the non-fiction children’s literature category, was first released in Swedish and has now been translated into more than 10 languages including Lithuanian. The book will be published in English and Somali languages in the autumn. According to the author, the story is based around…

Let us help you entertain them

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Covid-19 virus has caused the Latvian government to close schools, ban public gatherings, impose quarantines and encourage social distancing – so what can parents do when the children are cooped up at home and are starting to get bored? While TV time is an easy fix, we’ve come up with some fun activities you can do at home to stimulate their brains and encourage exercise. As  previously reported  ,…

Survey shows that only 38% of parents limit their children´s sugary food and drink intake

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Less than half of parents proactively limit the intake of sugary food and drinks such as candy, soda drinks and juice to their children as a means of protecting their teeth, according to a YouGov survey of 10 developed and developing countries commissioned by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI). Released ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on 20 March, the survey asked parents with children aged under 18 years “which, if any,…

50 children diagnosed with cancer in Estonia every year

Monday, February 17, 2020

Every year, about 50 Estonian children and young-adults are diagnosed with malignant cancer. On Saturday, Estonia celebrated Childhood Cancer Day for the fist time and to show support, people wore golden ribbons. The youngest children diagnosed with cancer are just one day old. The most frequent type of cancer diagnosed is leukemia, ETV’s current affairs show “Aktuaalne kaamera” reported. “Leukemia is a disease of hematopoietic stem cells; hematopoietic stem cells…

Children’s hotline 116111 offers online consultations

Friday, January 31, 2020

The State Inspectorate For Protection Of Children’s Rights (VBTAI) children’s and teen hotline survey found that “live” consultations don’t promote a feeling of security and keep people from fully resolving the problem, so they are offering a new service – online consultations, or chats, according to a VBTI press release on January 31. The opportunity to receive immediate help in a crisis situation is very important for children. The chat…

Estonia: Half of children not fully vaccinated when starting school

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Approximately 50 percent of children have not received all the recommended vaccinations by the time they start school, the largest study of children’s vaccinations in Estonia has found. Only 49.5 percent of children have been fully vaccinated by the time they start school, and 6.5 percent of preschoolers have not received any vaccine, a study conducted by the University of Tartu found. The study analyzed vaccinations given to all children…

Vaccination of children in Estonia

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Approximately 50 percent of children have not received all the recommended vaccinations by the time they start school, the largest study of children’s vaccinations in Estonia has found. Only 49.5 percent of children have been fully vaccinated by the time they start school, and 6.5 percent of preschoolers have not received any vaccine, a study conducted by the University of Tartu found. The study analyzed vaccinations given to all children…

Veber family returns from UK for the children’s sake

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Veber family can’t complain about life in England – they have their own apartment, main breadwinner Dimitriy has a good job as a driver, though he is an economist by education. While Inesa has an architectural technologist degree from the  Riga Building College   she has already closed and sold her Latvian goods store in Spalding. The family is raising two children, which is one of the reasons for…