How learning through play as a child can help you succeed as an adult

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Chair, Learning through Play, The LEGO Foundation With 50% of all employees needing to reskill by 2025, the ability of individuals to adapt is even more essential in this rapidly changing global economy. Learning through […]

Smart toys: Your child’s best friend or a creepy surveillance tool?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Seth Bergeson, Project Fellow, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum & Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum The market for smart toys is rapidly […]

A perfect storm is pushing children in sub-Saharan Africa into crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mohamed M. Malick Fall, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNICEF & Peter Holmes à Court, Special Correspondent, Analyst An estimated 30 million Africans slipped into extreme poverty in 2020 – the great majority of them under […]

MEPs highlight impact of pandemic on children’s health and education

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. EU member states must invest more in education, healthcare, housing, family support and childcare, making sure that these services reach all children. “A child is first and foremost a child, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, nationality or social and economic background, ability, migration or […]

Detecting online child sexual abuse requires strong safeguards

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Civil Liberties Committee wants safeguards to ensure that tools used to detect and remove online child sexual abuse respect people’s fundamental rights. The proposed regulation will provide for limited and temporary changes to the rules governing the privacy of electronic communications so that […]

How speaking ‘parentese’ to your child could make them a faster learner

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content “Parentese” is a particular way of talking to your children, which involves slowing down your speech, speaking in a higher pitch and giving pauses for them to respond. Babies of parents who […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

This study wants every child in the UK to spend a night under the stars

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content Imagine if every schoolchild could spend a night under the stars. That’s the vision of a new report on England’s national landscapes, which suggests a need to reconnect with nature and inspire future […]