Children

20 Mar 2013
The issue of when a child is mature enough to consent to various decisions is a complicated one and this debate focusses on just one part; those decisions that...
2 Mar 2012
Sponsoring a child is a popular way of supporting charity work in the developing world - countries where people don’t have much money. Many charities run...
21 Feb 2012
This debate is not about states limiting or banning people from having children. Nor is it about individuals who, for medical reasons, are unable to have...
20 Feb 2012
The age of consent refers to the age at which a person’s assent to have sex is recognised as valid in the eyes of the law. Men (and sometimes women, depending...
17 Feb 2012
This is an idea that has been floated by some education reform advocates (mainly conservatives) who believe that the problem of childhood discipline in the...
17 Feb 2012
IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment is a medical procedure to assist infertile (or otherwise unable) couples to conceive children. The process involves...
17 Feb 2012
Since their inception and migration into homes during the early nineties, videogames have been about conflicts that need resolving. There are some that buck...
26 Jan 2012
In most common law countries any common assault (that is deliberate or reckless physical contact without consent) is illegal. There are however a series of...
26 Jan 2012
In many countries, laws now exist which prevent people from smoking in public places, so that non-smokers can avoid breathing in secondhand smoke.[1] Those who...
26 Jan 2012
Homework is a task (often called an assignment) set by teachers for students to do outside normal lessons – usually at home in the evening. Schools have...
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