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  • Thailand News

    Community mourns as drunk driver kills two 12 year olds in Thailand

    A recent tragedy gripped the local community of Satuek following a fatal traffic incident involving two 12 year old students, needlessly killed by a drunk driver. The accident occurred at 3pm yesterday, when a 67 year old man, identified only by his first name, Banchong, struck the children with his black Mitsubishi pickup truck, leading to their immediate death at…

  • Automotive

    Child safety on Thai roads: A crucial concern

    In an ideal world, every child has inherent rights to safety and care, a principle that the UN staunchly supports and Thailand is striving to uphold. Child safety in Thailand has become an area of intense focus, with laws and regulations continually evolving to protect the most vulnerable members of society. You’ll find that efforts to bolster child safety are…

  • Thailand News

    Boys aged 14 apprehended for throwing stones at vehicles in Phatthalung

    A group of four boys, all aged 14 years old, were apprehended today, for causing mischief by throwing stones at passing vehicles, causing damage and distress. The main victim was a 27 year old motorist called Natthaphong, who was transporting young boxers from Trang province for a competition. The incident occurred on the Manohra bypass road, heading towards the city…

  • Thailand News

    Dengue fever claims lives in Songkhla province amid rising cases

    A female doctor from Songkhla Province tragically succumbed to dengue fever, marking the latest fatality in a year that has seen 7,400 cases and 10 deaths in the area. Authorities issued a warning today as the dengue fever situation in the province remains concerning. Over the past week, there have been reports of two fatalities: the first being a female…

  • China News

    Toddler’s school tears alleviated by sibling’s comforting hug in viral video

    A two year old girl’s continuous crying at school left her mother stressed but a single video shared by the teacher of the girl’s brother giving her a hug brought unexpected relief. The 32 year old mother revealed her struggle on a parenting forum, explaining how her daughter’s daily crying bouts at school in Hangzhou, China, left her feeling helpless…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s kids need more protection, experts say ahead of National Children’s Day

    In a thought-provoking revelation just ahead of Thailand’s National Children’s Day tomorrow, January 13, experts warn that the nation faces a dire threat of a lost generation. Despite the usual festivities, academics point to a pressing need for immediate action to secure the well-being, protection, and education of Thai children. Since 1956, National Children’s Day in Thailand has been a…

  • Thailand News

    Phayam Island children’s struggle to school spurs calls for new bridge

    Children in Phayam Island in the Ranong province have been struggling to reach their schools due to the lack of a bridge. An online post appealing for help has sparked a call for government intervention, suggesting that before the economic bridge is built, these children need assistance. Monsoongarbage Thailand a Facebook page, shared the plight of the schoolchildren. “Can we…

  • Thailand News

    South Thailand: Intharam Temple gives away over 1,000 gift items for National Children’s Day

    Inthraram Temple in the Mueang Mai Subdistrict of Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram province, is going all out for National Children’s Day, giving away gold rings, laptops, and smartphones. Over 1,000 gift items are up for grabs, including one bag of rice for each person. Phra Metheewatcharaprachathorn, better known as Assistant Professor Dr Luang Phor Daeng Nanthiyo, Advisor to the Abbot…

  • Thailand News

    National Children’s Day: Thai police takes opportunity to raise awareness of child abduction

    Statistics show that the number of missing children has increased in the past five years. Child abduction is still a large concern in Thailand with the perpetrator often being a repeat offender. The mother of a missing girl, nicknamed Cartoon, opened up for the first time in 10 years to stop any more children getting kidnapped. The Mirror Foundation is…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s government initiates inclusivity in education to curb student dropouts

    Thailand’s government is planning on launching an inclusivity in education initiative. The aim is to provide equitable access to quality education and decrease student dropouts. This announcement aligns with Children’s Day, celebrated this coming Saturday, January 13. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin voiced his advocacy for children’s rights to education in a recent social media post. His dedication to promoting educational…

  • Press Room

    Siam Paragon celebrates Children’s Day with the Siam Paragon World Playground 2024

    Siam Paragon is reinforcing its positioning as a top-of-mind world-class destination for Thai shoppers and international tourists alike. In celebration of Children’s Day 2024, Siam Paragon is hosting “Siam Paragon World Playground 2024” from 11-14 January 2024 at Siam Paragon, where engaging entertainment and educational activities plus special promotions and exclusive gifts await across the shopping centre. Thanaporn Tantiyanon, Head of Business…

  • Thailand News

    Uthlum case: The Thai legal concept preventing children from suing parents

    Thai law and cultural norms often intersect, as the longstanding legal concept of Uthlum demonstrates. This term, which translates to forbidden cases, refers to the prohibition against a child bringing a lawsuit against a parent or guardian. Despite the complexities and potential controversies surrounding this unique legal concept, it’s an integral part of Thai culture and law that demands a…

  • Thailand News

    Thai youth unite to battle climate change and violence against children

    Young minds from all corners of Thailand recently converged in Bangkok to unveil General Comment No. 26 (GC26), a global manifesto championing children’s rights and environmental protection. The event, Child Safe & Friendly Environment – Ending Violence Against Children: Environmental Safety, orchestrated by the Thai Child Rights Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, UNICEF…

  • Thailand News

    Five children left with 40 baht daily rescued from shopping centre life

    Five children found living in a shopping centre, left by their parents with only 40 baht per day, have been rescued by Kan Jom Puan, also known as Kanthasat Pongphaiboonvech, along with officers from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Bang Khen Police Station. The children aged between one and 12 years old were discovered living in…

  • China News

    Father’s unique punishment for son’s inappropriate gesture sparks online debate

    A widely debated parenting case has surfaced on social media platforms, revolving around a Chinese father’s severe punishment of his 10 year old son. The young boy had developed the habit of frequently showing the middle finger and drawing obnoxious figures on paper, which he would then submit to his teacher. The father was unaware of the offensive implications of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman’s barking mad quest for justice after 2 boys cause dogs to die in car accident

    A Thai woman sought justice for her two dogs that died in a car accident after two boys sneaked into her home, assaulted her dogs, and ultimately led the woman’s beloved pets to their deaths. ” The dog owner, Maneewan Sandee, shared pictures of her dead pets and the story behind their deaths on Facebook on November 26. Her three…

  • Thailand News

    Thai organisations rally for stricter enforcement of violence laws

    Several civil society organisations have called on Thai authorities to intensify their efforts in the battle against violence towards women and children. They are advocating for the strict enforcement of laws against perpetrators of such violence and the creation of safe zones within communities to safeguard the vulnerable. Plan International, in collaboration with eight partners, including the ASEAN Children Foundation…

  • Crime News

    Deliveroo rider dishes out justice, turns Dublin drama into chaos clash (video)

    An unsuspecting hero emerged from the streets of Dublin as a brave Deliveroo rider from Brazil thwarted a horrific school stabbing, only to plunge the city into turmoil as it became the epicentre of a fiery clash between authorities and far-right rioters. The selfless actions of Caio Benicio, a 43 year old Brazilian Deliveroo driver, unfolded in Dublin when he…

  • Pattaya News

    Rayong: Help needed to make Christmas special for HIV-affected children

    In a heartfelt appeal from the Camillian Social Centre in Rayong, they shed light on the lives of the 45 children under their care who are either living with HIV or affected by it. The centre has been organising a cherished annual tradition since 2006, where these children are taken to Big C Rayong for a special Christmas shopping trip.…

  • World News

    Vietnamese family dispute over children’s health goes viral

    The troubling case of a Vietnamese family in dispute has been reported by the popular Docnhanh platform. The husband claims his wife had been cruelly denying their children water, leading to their illness. However, the wife counter-argued, stating he had been forcing their offspring to regularly drink salt water under the guise of treatment. Previously, the father, referred to as…

  • Education

    Brighton College Bangkok presents an exciting October Camp experience

    Brighton College Bangkok is excited to announce its upcoming October Camp, which will take place from October 16 to October 20. The camp will offer a variety of engaging activities for children aged 4 to 16 years old. The camp is not exclusive to Brighton College Bangkok pupils. Children from other schools are also welcome to join in the fun…

  • China News

    Chinese woman has nine children in 13 years, wants 12 to represent zodiac

    A Chinese woman has defied the norm by giving birth to nine children in just 13 years. Her motivation? To ensure her husband’s excellent genes are fully utilised. The 34 year old Tian met her husband Jiao in senior high school. After graduating from university, they wed immediately and welcomed their first child, a girl, in 2010. Aspiring to have a…

  • China News

    Daughter missing 17 years found living across the street

    An unexpected reunion occurred after 17 years when a couple discovered their missing daughter living just across the street. The unusual story, which transpired in the Guizhou province of China, has left the family in disbelief. On August 2, 1999, the peaceful life of a couple was abruptly shattered when their three year old daughter went missing at a local market.…

  • Thailand News

    Twerk video outrage: teacher posts kindergarteners dancing inappropriately

    The internet was set ablaze with controversy following a video of a kindergarten teacher instructing children to perform the raunchy twerk dance move during a school event. Critical voices arose, expressing their concern about the inappropriateness of such instruction. The now-infamous footage was initially posted by a teacher on her social media account. It captured some young students practising for…

  • Crime News

    Heartbreaking child abuse: Thai parents’ cruelty leaves 5 year old unable to walk or learn

    A distressing case of child abuse has come to light, involving a five year old boy victimised by his parents. The severity of the abuse has left the boy with incapacitating injuries, preventing him from both walking and attending school. The boy’s grandfather has assumed the responsibility of bringing his school assignments to their home in Ban Nongai Phatthana, Udon…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Rai begins controversial repatriation of 126 Burmese children

    Yesterday, police in Chiang Rai started the process of repatriating 126 Burmese children who lack official registration documents. These children, aged between seven and 16 years old, were students at a school in Ang Thong and were shipped on four buses with plans to transfer them to five separate shelters before sending them back to their home country. This action…

  • Thailand News

    Stepping for a cause: Brit expat’s 1,050km stroll from Pattaya to Phuket raises 1 million baht for abused children

    British expat James Lee Valentine demonstrated the power of determination and charity by completing a 1,050 kilometre walk from Pattaya to Phuket in Thailand. The walk aimed to raise 1 million baht for Take Care Kids, a children’s foundation based in Pattaya that supports underprivileged children who have suffered abuse. The 59 year old, who has two children himself, was…

  • Thailand News

    Probe into Thai school’s alleged forced relocation of 130 ethnic children

    A committee has been formed by the Ministry of Education to investigate allegations that 130 ethnic children were forcibly relocated from a Thai-Myanmar border town to a school in Ang Thong’s Pa Mok district. Local complaints have been filed, claiming that a large group of ethnic children was enrolled in Thairath Wittaya 6 School, a small institution with only two…

  • Thailand News

    Microsoft to pay US$20m in FTC settlement over child data collection

    Microsoft has agreed to pay US$20 million in order to settle charges brought by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations that the tech giant illegally collected personal data from children without obtaining parental consent. The FTC accused Microsoft of violating the US Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by gathering personal information from young users of its Xbox…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand intensifies efforts to end childhood statelessness

    In a seminar held in Bangkok, officials from the Thai Government, civil society organisations, and UN agencies gathered to reinforce their efforts towards ending childhood statelessness in Thailand. The seminar was part of the UNHCR-UNICEF Joint Strategy for Addressing Childhood Statelessness and aimed to evaluate the progress made in the country, identify challenges, and explore solutions for improved collaboration among…

  • World News

    China prioritizes education, tech for skilled population and moderate fertility

    China is emphasizing the importance of education, science, and technology in developing a skilled population, as the state-backed People’s Daily reported that the country aims for a “moderate fertility” level to support economic growth. The Chinese government has been concerned about the nation’s first population decline in six decades and its rapid ageing, prompting urgent measures to raise the birth…

  • Crime News

    Many primary school-aged children at risk of drug exposure in Thailand

    Many primary school-aged children are at risk of drug exposure in Thailand according to a recent study, Bangkok Post reported. Over 92,000 primary school-age children in Thailand are at risk of exposure to narcotics due to growing up in impoverished families with parents struggling with drug addiction, as per the findings of a study conducted by Mahidol University’s National Institute…

  • World News

    Robert De Niro becomes a father again at 79

    Legendary actor Robert De Niro, 79 years old, recently shared in an interview that he has become a father for the seventh time. The well-known “Raging Bull” star corrected an interviewer who believed he had six children, telling her it was “seven, now.” De Niro did not disclose further details about the baby’s gender or the mother’s identity during the…

  • Thailand News

    Neighbour’s heroics save 2 year old from near-fatal fall in Chon Buri

    A quick-thinking, fleet-footed neighbour helped rescue a two year old girl just in time as she fell from the second floor roof of her house in Chon Buri. Luckily, the child only suffered mild injuries. The 34 year old woman who saved her, Piyanut Suphatsorn, spoke to Channel 7 about the heroic incident on Sunday, April 23. She said she…

  • Hot News

    Pattaya Police arrest 14 street beggars including nine kids

    Pattaya Police are cracking down on street beggars by arresting 14 just last night. The arrests come after many complaints from tourists and residents. The arrests were of migrant workers, nine of whom were aged two to six years old. Patikorn Sornchai, deputy commander of Chon Buri Provincial Police, led the operation while Social Development and Human Security Officers combed…

  • Crime News

    Two children killed in Canada after bus driver rams into daycare centre

    Two children were killed near Montreal, Canada after a bus driver rammed into a daycare centre. Police arrested the driver after suspecting him of deliberately causing the accident. One child reportedly died at the scene and another while in the ambulance. Several children were trapped under the bus when it slammed into the building in the suburb of Laval at…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok kids suffer food poisoning after eating free noodles for Children’s Day

    Bangkok kids suffered food poisoning, photo by Amarin TV. A group of Bangkok kids suffered food poisoning after eating free noodles on Friday for Children’s Day. Over 10 ambulances rushed to Wat Naknimit School on Soi Suksawat 14, Suksawat road, to help the 30 kids. Reports said the children suffered nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and headaches. One female student said someone…