children

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

A child wearing a protective sterile medical mask with the parent holding a globe.

Every time a new policy is introduced or an old one is abandoned, its impact on children’s rights must be assessed and evaluated again.

Girl in a hospital bed writing in a book

This is the first large-scale study to measure the academic outcomes of children hospitalised with a chronic condition.

A young girl sees a doctor with her mother

Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found.

A mother tries to encourage her child to eat

If meals with your children are ruled by what they refuse to eat, consider a UNSW Sydney dietitian’s advice on how to tackle fussy eating and win mealtime back.

Young boy on the laptop

Parents need to be more vigilant about their child’s internet usage as we spend more time online, cybersecurity expert Richard Buckland warns. 

Child in front of arguing parents

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez on helping children cope with uncertain times.

A mother and child wear face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We need to adopt a child-centred approach in this pandemic in order to reduce trauma levels.

Police at a music festival

Reports from the police watchdog on strip searches and the controversial Suspect Targeted Management Plan confirm growing concerns, say two UNSW Law researchers.

Analysis of distractions leading to child drowning fatalities in Australia

New UNSW research is a timely reminder this summer that housework, socialising and miscommunication can become deadly distractions when young children are left alone in or near water.

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