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3-Year-Old Mauled By Pitbulls Told to Leave KFC Due to "Scary" Scars

3-Year-Old Mauled By Pitbulls Told to Leave KFC Due to "Scary" Scars | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Prepare yourself: awful people ahead. A three-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries and lost her eye after surviving a pit bull attack was booted out of a KFC after an employee told her grandmother that the child's scars were "disturbing" other customers. What the actual fuck.
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There's an Unprecedented Crisis at the Border, Killing Those Who Need Help Most

There's an Unprecedented Crisis at the Border, Killing Those Who Need Help Most | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
President Obama declared an "urgent humanitarian situation" - but that may not be enough to help.
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QUIET TIME: Dad Outraged After Teacher Tapes Kid's Mouth Shut

QUIET TIME: Dad Outraged After Teacher Tapes Kid's Mouth Shut | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
(BlackMediaScoop) A substitute teacher in New Jersey won't be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school after she allegedly taped shut the mouths of several students last week, officials say...
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Huggies commercial: Parents outraged over 'sexy' diaper ads

Huggies commercial: Parents outraged over 'sexy' diaper ads | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Some Israeli parents are boycotting Huggies over this ad campaign. See what you think.
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Crossing alone: Children fleeing to U.S. land in shadowy system

Crossing alone: Children fleeing to U.S. land in shadowy system | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
The unaccompanied children are housed in a labyrinthine network of more than 90 state-licensed shelters, foster homes and detention centers that the government describes as "safe havens." The system has repeatedly failed to hold abusers accountable, despite a federal law that makes sexual contact with a detainee a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison, the investigation found. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency responsible for the children's care, has no specific system that tracks abuse allegations all the way through the investigative process - from outcry to outcome. [...] for the first time, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Chronicle, the government has released copies of 101 "significant incident reports" from March 2011 to March 2013 involving abuse allegations against staff members. The Chronicle reviewed thousands of pages of records from federal, state and law enforcement agencies in five states and interviewed officials, former shelter staff and residents. 1 Children and teenagers reported having sexual contact - ranging from kissing to unwanted touching to intercourse - with staff in Texas, Florida, New York and Illinois, the federal records show. 1 The Office of Refugee Resettlement relies on state childcare licensing and local police to investigate abuses of the children in its care, instead of notifying the FBI of serious allegations. In the hands of local police and prosecutors, criminal cases have crumbled because of sloppy detective work, communication gaps with federal officials and jurisdictional confusion. 1 Youths in ORR custody in Texas were molested as they slept, sexually harassed and seduced by staff members during the past decade, records from state childcare licensing investigators and law enforcement show. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who authored the 2008 amendment that allows for federal prosecution of those who sexually abuse youths in ORR care, said in a statement that she was "extremely troubled" by the cases identified in the Chronicle's investigation. In response to the Chronicle's findings, she wrote a letter to the White House office reviewing ORR's Prison Rape Elimination Act regulation, urging regulatory officials to swiftly enact the provision to better protect children. Instead of entering immigration detention centers, youths are handed over to ORR, which houses the vast majority in state-licensed shelters and releases about 90 percent of them to relatives or other sponsors in the U.S. while their immigration cases are pending. Dozens of workers were fired or disciplined in connection with sexual, physical and verbal abuses, maltreatment, inadequate supervision and inappropriate behavior and relationships. The FBI came out to investigate allegations that a 41-year-old worker named Belinda Leal had sexually abused a string of teenage boys detained in a shelter in Nixon. [...] federal prosecutors determined they lacked jurisdiction to charge Leal under a federal law criminalizing sexual abuse of ward because it specifically applied to inmates in Department of Justice custody. A jury convicted the worker on six state charges and he served 14 months in prison, but several charges were overturned on appeal. Since Congress tightened the federal law, ORR has not notified the FBI of any abuse allegations involving staff members, said Jallyn Sualog, director of the children's program for ORR. Kelly Kleinvachter, a national FBI spokeswoman, did not respond to specific questions about whether the agency defers to local law enforcement or would investigate abuses within the federal shelter network if notified.
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Quebec man who killed teen daughter with slap gets 60 days in jail

Quebec man who killed teen daughter with slap gets 60 days in jail | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
LONGUEUIL, Que. - A Quebec man who slapped his teenage daughter so hard she died has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
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Reports: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Forced To Marry Extremists

Reports: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Forced To Marry Extremists | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday.

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Mixed Supreme Court ruling on damages for child porn victims

Mixed Supreme Court ruling on damages for child porn victims | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may demand compensation from every person caught downloading and possessing the illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
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US: Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults | Human Rights Watch

US: Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults | Human Rights Watch | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
(Tallahassee) – Every year, the state of Florida arbitrarily and unfairly prosecutes hundreds of children as adults, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. If convicted, these children suffer the lifelong consequences of an adult felony record for what are often low-level, nonviolent offenses.
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Colorado girl barred from school for shaving her head to support friend battling cancer | The Raw Story

Colorado girl barred from school for shaving her head to support friend battling cancer | The Raw Story | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
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This Father Carries His Disabled Son 18 Miles to School Every Day - RYOT News

This Father Carries His Disabled Son 18 Miles to School Every Day - RYOT News | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
A Chinese father in the Sichuan province in China walks his son 18 miles to school every day.
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French police warn against Facebook fad after teen drowns on a dare

French police warn against Facebook fad after teen drowns on a dare | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Challenge dares friends to jump fully clothed into water and film it – or buy dinner at a restaurant
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STYLIST CUTS OFF GIRL'S BRAIDS After Mom Didn't Pay

STYLIST CUTS OFF GIRL'S BRAIDS After Mom Didn't Pay | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
(BlackMediaScoop) When Louisiana hair stylist Crystal Collins realized that the mom of the little girl whose hair she just spent hours braiding wasn’t intending to pay her for her services, she und...
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Children who see Happy Meal advertising 'put burger and fries before healthy choice'

Children who see Happy Meal advertising 'put burger and fries before healthy choice' | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Researcher questions whether fast food giants should be allowed to advertise on TV to children
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Nepal's bogus orphan trade fuelled by rise in 'voluntourism'

Nepal's bogus orphan trade fuelled by rise in 'voluntourism' | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Poor parents routinely duped into sending children to homes where owners use them to extract money from foreign visitors
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Teen claims school's bodysuit ban is about gender identity

Teen claims school's bodysuit ban is about gender identity | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
A London, Ont., teenager is challenging his school’s dress code, arguing that banning him from wearing his lycra bodysuit to class is more a human rights issue connected to his gender identity than a matter of appropriate fashion. Maxwell Stewart, 17, said the schools decision to ban his made-to-measure bodysuit was about his identity. Stewart recently came out as androgynous – which means he doesn’t identify as strictly boy or girl but rather gender-neutral. Stewart was told the bodysuit didn’t adhere to the dress code of London Central Secondary School. “It came up that it was the crotch bulge, like the imprint, which I don’t think is especially noticeable,” Stewart said. He says he feels most comfortable in the multi-coloured onesie and that the presence of other very popular form-fitting or revealing — clothes like yoga pants and midriff showing shirts — makes him feel singled out. But Karen Edgar, superintendent with the Thames Valley District School Board, said that Stewart’s gender identity has nothing to do with the ban that reflects a dress code applicable to all students. “Any student wearing clothing that is too revealing is asked to cover up… in fact we celebrate the individual differences of our students,” Edgar said. The Thames Valley board already has a set of guidelines put in place that mandate the inclusion of LGBT students — a policy that is unique in Ontario. Trans-youth activist and councillor Michelle Boyce helped advise on the rule book. “A lot of transphobia is buried beneath other excuses, like dress codes,” Boyce said. “Let’s face it, if you put 40 people in a room, you’re going to get 50 different opinions on what’s appropriate clothing-wise.” Boyce doesn’t see a problem with Stewart’s chosen outfit if it’s not getting in the way of his, or other students, academic success. For now the school said that Stewart can either wear the bodysuit with shorts or a T-shirt on top or get a less form-fitting one. “As terrible as an experience as this has been, it has sort of helped me really accept who I am,” he said. 
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Shaq criticized for Instagram selfie mocking teen's smile

Shaq criticized for Instagram selfie mocking teen's smile | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - Twenty-three-year old Michigan native, Jahmel Binion, has a rare genetic disorder called Ectodermal Dysplasia, that stifles the natural growth of hair,teeth and sweat glands...
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Dutch Man Charged With Cyberbullying Amanda Todd

Dutch Man Charged With Cyberbullying Amanda Todd | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Amanda Todd's cyberbully has reportedly been found. A 35-year-old Dutch man who was arrested in January for indecent assault and child pornography is now suspected of having been the man who tormented Todd, who committed suicide at 15 years old in 2012.
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Oakland marchers rally against recent rash of child sexual assaults

Oakland marchers rally against recent rash of child sexual assaults | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
Three sexual assaults of small children at or near Oakland schools since late January has parents on edge as police search for at least one suspect.
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School personnel on leave after boy rapes autistic girl repeatedly

School personnel on leave after boy rapes autistic girl repeatedly | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
The Kansas City School District has placed employees at Southwest Early College Campus on administrative leave after an autistic girl was repeatedly raped over a month-long period by another student.
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Tenn. Christian school bans 8-year-old girl because her tomboy looks aren’t ‘biblical’ | The Raw Story

Tenn. Christian school bans 8-year-old girl because her tomboy looks aren’t ‘biblical’ | The Raw Story | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
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Police Detain Cartel Member Involved in Child Organ-Trafficking Ring

Police Detain Cartel Member Involved in Child Organ-Trafficking Ring | Children's Rights | Scoop.it
In the western Mexican state of Michoacán, Public Safety Secretary Carlos Castellanos Becerra has detained a key member of the Knights Templar cartel who is suspected of kidnapping children and having their organs removed for trafficking.
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