Child Safety

The benefits of risky play for kids

Ada Slivinski | 03 September 2015
We need to make it safer for kids to roam and romp.

Is kids TV ready for “gay marriage”?

Mariette Ulrich | 31 August 2011
Yes, according to an online petition.

Not-so-smart phones

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 March 2011
Posting your child's picture on a website could allow hackers to track the location of her bedroom and the part of the local park where she plays.

Does Big Media really care about child abuse?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 March 2010
One would think, given the current red alert about clerical child abusers, that the safety and innocence of children was pretty well number one priority with the media. But is it?

Art galleries that don’t respect children

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 August 2009
Is it safe to take your children to an art gallery these days? A writer complains in the New York Times about taking his twin boys, aged 7, to one of his favourite galleries and running into an exhibition with “graphic images”. The name, “And/Or”, provided no clue to the genitalia displayed; the warning sign at the entrance was in very small print.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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