Neighbours are acting to save thousands of children living in appalling and dangerous conditions, the NSPCC reveals Last year, concerned members of the public contacted the charity’s Helpline every five minutes on average, with nearly 10,000 calls being so serious they needed urgent attention. One in three of these came […]

Good neighbours act to save thousands of children as NSPCC ...

A 22-month-old boy and 11-month-old girl were found severely malnourished and near death in the home of a Nevada couple who were so engrossed in a Dungeons and Dragons video game that they neglected to feed and care for them. Doctors treated the boy for starvation and a genital infection. […]

D&D video game couple neglects children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has announced that it’s received its half-a-millionth report of suspected child pornography or child exploitation crime. The half-million mark comes nine years after the CyberTipline was mandated by the U.S. Congress to serve as the nation’s “9-1-1” for reporting incidents of […]

US CyberTipLine tops 500,000 suspected child exploitation/pornography reports

Psychiatrists at Harvard University have challenged the old playground rhyme. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” might have served some purpose at some time in the face of a tirade of name-calling, but actually a constant barrage of verbal attacks-yelling, shouting, swearing, insults, […]

Sticks and stones: Verbal abuse of children can lead to ...