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Childwatch International Newsletter - March 2013 Issue

The Childwatch International Research Network disseminates every month an online newsletter with the latest news on child research; publications, news, conferences, events, including the latest news from our Key Institutions. 

Childwatch International links local, regional and national research efforts to an international research based knowledge, practice and policy on children’s issues. If you have any information regarding child research you would like added to our newsletter, please send us an email: with the subject: Newsletter item.


February/March Issue

Items of Interest


New Research Guides and Tools:




Calls for Abstracts/Papers/Proposals:

  • The Wise Awards 2013: Submission period now open until March 31, 2013. The 2013 WISE Awards will celebrate six innovative educational projects for their positive contribution within a community or society. WISE seeks to share best practices world over and inspire others to spark change in education. The WISE Awards thus highlight today’s most innovative solutions and approaches that are addressing educational challenges confronting the world at large. Read more...




  • Register Now for the Early Childhood Summit 2013: Innovation and Opportunity Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children. Read more...







  • Digital life story work This innovative guide brings the benefits of life story work – traditionally undertaken with younger children – to young people and adolescents. Digital life story work charts new territory through the use of computers, free software, smartphones and camcorders in a range of contemporary and exciting ways. Read more...
  • Children's Chances: How Countries can move from Surviving to Thriving. Children’s Chances urges a transformational shift from focusing solely on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on never-before-available comparative data on laws and public policies in 190 countries, Jody Heymann and Kristen McNeill tell the story of what works and what countries around the world are doing to ensure equal opportunities for all children.  Read more...

Research Reports

  • EU Kids Online - New Report! In their own words: What bothers children online? New report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013 (Tuesday 5 February) by the EU Kids Online project. Nearly 10,000 children between 9-16 years old from 25 European countries were surveyed for the report, and were asked ‘What things on the internet would bother people about your age?’. The report presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis of how children view the risks associated to the online world ‘in their own words’. Read more...
  • Children and young people across Europe take action to end violence in custody. A report published on January 28 2013 by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) presents the campaigning activities undertaken by forty children and young people in Austria, Cyprus, England, the Netherlands and Romania to try and create violence-free youth custodial settings in their countries.The campaigning activities were carried out as part of CRAE’s Ending Violence against Children in Custody project, funded by the European Commission’s Daphne III programme.The youth-led campaigns in each country were based on the recommendations developed by young researchers in the first phase of the project. Read more...



Policy Briefs:

Working Papers:


Online Debates and Events:




  • Professorship of Childhood Research/ Director of the Children’s Research Centre: Post Title: Professorship of Childhood Research/ Director of the Children’s Research Centre (*Appointment will be made at appropriate grade dependent on qualifications and experience)- Permanent. Department/Faculty: The post holder will be expected to be based in either the School of Psychology or the School of Social Work and Social Policy. The closing date is 12 Noon on Wednesday, 17th April 2013. Read more...

Links to the latest newsletters on child research:


The African Child E-Newsletter, Issue 13

International Bureau for Children's Rights: Newsletter on Children’s Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

International Bureau for Children's Rights: The Forum on Children in Armed Conflict Newsletter

International Bureau for Children's Rights: The Middle East and North Africa Newsletter

Better Care Network Newsletter - February 2013

What's new in research? - Newsletter - February 2013

International Social Service ISS - Monthly Review



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