In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, top American pediatricians could see another crisis looming ahead: a swarm of mini-epidemics of childhood diseases returning as families withdrew from regular medical care.
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
They're enrolled in an experiment investigating how many children are infected, how many have symptoms and how likely they are to spread it. The answers could help determine the safety of in-class education during the pandemic.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids. Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher. The second report examined cases of a rare virus-associated syndrome in kids. Nearly three-quarters of the children…
By John Yang, Jaywon Choe
Summer means swimming, crafts and camaraderie for the roughly 26 million children who attend camp in the U.S. But the pandemic has closed an estimated 82 percent of the country's overnight camps and many more daytime programs, causing layoffs and…
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
TikTok uses the data it collects from users, like their location, what's in their messages and what videos they watch, to figure out what new videos to show them and for targeted advertising.
By Justin Stabley
The uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has caused stress for millions across the globe. For children, who have seen their daily lives and schooling structures upended, the stress may manifest in different ways.
President Trump on Saturday spoke to a group of young conservatives, calling them “fearless young leaders.” And while there are young people engaged and active in politics, a recent Harris poll commissioned by UNICEF USA of 8- to 17-year-olds found…
By Gretchen Frazee
Children, no matter their age, are likely to have some exposure to the tumultuous political happenings, whether from family, friends, teachers or social media.
By Martha Irvine, Associated Press
A survey from Common Sense Media found that 56% of 8- to 12-year-olds and 69% of 13- to 18-year-olds watch online videos every day.
By Hari Sreenivasan
November marks the 50th anniversary of public television’s “Sesame Street," a cultural landmark widely praised for its approach to children’s programming. But beyond the songs and fun, "Sesame Street" does some serious work for those in need, providing special support…
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