Children

South Korea Prompts Nationwide Parent Outrage with Child Vaccination Mandate

Parents in South Korea have expressed “anger” in recent days against a looming federal mandate that will require children aged 12 to 17 years to provide proof of vaccination against the Chinese coronavirus to enter public spaces “frequented by students, including cram schools, internet cafes, and public study rooms” starting in February, Yonhap reported Monday.

Illustration picture shows a boy receiving a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the COVID-19 vaccination center at Brussels Expo, on the Heysel-Heizel, in Brussels, Saturday 26 June 2021. From next Thursday, 1 July, all Brussels residents aged 16 or older can also register without an appointment at one of the …

China Blames Children for Fueling Nationwide Coronavirus Outbreak

China’s government claimed Sunday the nation’s latest Chinese coronavirus outbreak demonstrates a need for children as young as three years old to be “urgently” vaccinated against the disease despite recent evidence that young children age nine and younger pose little risk of transmitting coronavirus.

BEIJING - JUNE 1: Chinese children dressed in replica military uniforms wait to perform a dance to mark International Children's Day on June 1, 2005 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Report: Facebook Was Hiring Developers to Target Children as Young as Six

According to recently leaked internal documents, tech giant Facebook has been hiring employees to develop products targeting children as young as six in an effort to expand the company’s userbase. The company remains defiant about its plan to target children with new products, saying in a statement: “Considering that our competitors are doing the same thing, it would actually be newsworthy if Facebook didn’t do this work.”

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (House Energy and Commerce Committee via AP)