The Empowering Children Foundation alerts: 4 out of 10 of Polish children have contact with pornography

According to the latest research of the Empowering Children Foundation "Contact of children and teenagers with pornography" 43% of young people in Poland aged between 11 and 18 have contact with pornography (28% of them aged between 11 and 14). 18% of them at least once a week. Children, whose parents have not set any rules for using the Internet, find pornographic and sexual content twice more often. The intensity of contact with such content increases with the age of the respondents. The contact with pornography is varied due to sex - 50% of boys and 36% of girls have contact with such content.

“Everyone deserves to be happy and safe” – the report about online and offline sexual abuse

The researchers from the universities of Bath and Birmingham explored and compared how online and offline sexual abuse impacts young people, and how professionals respond to it. The report "Everyone deserves to be happy and safe" presents findings worth thinking.

“Careful Parents” – the newest campaign of the Empowering Children Foundation

On November 23, 2017 the Empowering Children Foundation launched its new campaign "Careful Parents". It highlights the central role of parental mindfulness in protecting children from online      threats, especially online grooming.

Report: Online sexual coercion and extortion as a form of crime affecting children. Law enforcement perspective

The newest report of the Europol (the European Union's law enforcement agency) "Online sexual coercion and extortion as a form of crime affecting children. Law enforcement perspective" describes this online threat and recommends various actions to prevent it and fight with it.

Children’s rights and biomedicine

The Council of Europe's Committee on Bioethics new study on children's rights challenges in biomedicine: "From Law to Practice: Towards a Roadmap to Strengthen Children's Rights in the Era of Biomedicine" (2017).

Migrant Children: IOM/UNICEF Report (September 2017)

Migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 per cent of those traveling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking - IOM, the UN Migration Agency and UNICEF say in a new report "Harrowing Journeys" (September 2017).

Moldova on the seventy-sixth session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Today, on September 11, 2017 starts in Geneva the seventy-sixth session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. On September 18, the combined fourth and fifth periodic report on the implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will be presented by the Republic of Moldova. It contains data and information for the period between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2014.

The African Union Assembly adopts the Africa’s Agenda for Children 2040

In August 2017 the African Union Assembly adopted Agenda 2040, Africa's Agenda for children: Fostering an Africa Fit for Children, prepared by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child in 2016.

Digital 5 A Day Campaign - Simple steps to a balanced digital diet and better wellbeing

Digital 5 A Day Campaign gives children and parents easy to follow, practical information that help to achieve a healthy and balanced "digital diet".

EU increases education and protection support for children affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine

A new UNICEF project, funded by the European Union, will strengthen vital education and protection services for children caught in the on-going conflict in eastern Ukraine. UNICEF estimates that more than 200,000 children live inside the 30 km-wide 'buffer zone' stretched along the 'contact line' where armed hostilities occur every day. The project will provide almost 14,000 children living along that 'contact line' with life-skills training, improved access to education and psychosocial support.