Britain in July is set to become the first country in the world to introduce age-verification to access online pornography, the government said on April 17.
PETALING JAYA: Two teenage girls have gone missing after celebrating the Tamil New Year together Sunday (April 14).
GEORGE TOWN: A small Tamil school in Bayan Lepas today held a “strike” with a difference.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent has made its PC gaming store available outside of China via portal registered in Hong Kong.
LOS ANGELES, April 9 — Facebook announced today that it has added a Tributes section to the platform for memorialised accounts where people can honour and share stories of those who have passed away...
BEIJING, April 9 — Chinese internet giant Tencent has made its PC gaming store available outside of China via portal registered in Hong Kong, with 22 games available and support from companies behin...
IPOH: Parents and guardians of stateless children are still not aware that there are opportunities for their kids to be enrolled in government schools, says Teo Nie Ching.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, according to Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 6): The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
When grown-ups are reading to toddlers, they have more meaningful conversations when the stories are in traditional printed books than when stories are in e-books, researchers found.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Parent groups have lauded Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s aim to completely revamp public education, but cautioned the prime minister about monumental challenges.
KUANTAN: The Pahang police have stepped up monitoring at all religious study centres, including tahfiz schools to prevent incidents of student abuse.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Putrajaya’s launch of a new registry for child sex offenders earlier this week was celebrated and lauded by many, but is it enough to ensure the safety of children?
PETALING JAYA: A parents group has urged the government to do away with the Moral Studies subject in schools, saying “being moral” is about more than memorising definitions to pass exams.
PUTRAJAYA: Parents and those working in child care should make full use of the child sex offenders registry before hiring a babysitter, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh.
PUTRAJAYA: The child sex offenders registry will be made available from April 1 to help the public monitor sexual offenders.
PUTRAJAYA: Parents and those working in childcare have been urged to make full use of the Child Sex Offenders Registry before hiring a babysitter.
PUTRAJAYA, March 26 — Parents, schools and daycare centres are strongly encouraged to use a new registry for perpetrators of child sexual crimes to screen people who could care for their children.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Parents have been told that they can apply for citizenship for their stateless Malaysia-born children using a special pathway under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution, ...
KUALA LUMPUR: Parents are fully responsible for ensuring their children have proper documentation for citizenship applications to avoid becoming stateless, says Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.
PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has urged parents to boost efforts to monitor their children’s online activities following a study showing that almost 80% of Malaysian youth want to watch por...
SEREMBAN: Technical and vocational education and training (TVET), which emphasises skills, is a good option for furthering studies, said Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran.
KUALA LUMPUR: An anti-pornography group has claimed that almost 80% of children aged 10 to 17 have watched pornography intentionally, and called for greater vigilance by parents.
An alarming survey conducted by Malaysians Against Pornography (MAP) on 2018 revealed that 80 percent of children aged 10 to 17 years have watched pornography intentionally.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — An alarming survey conducted by Malaysian Against Pornography (MAP) on 2018 revealed that 80 per cent of children aged 10 to 17 years have watched pornography intentionally...
KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Ministers, MPs and religious leaders of all faiths came together in support of peace, following the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand last week.
In a constantly changing environment, having life skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life.
KOTA KINABALU: An elected representative from Sabah has lost her patience with graduates approaching her when they fail to get jobs despite having a degree.
SINGAPORE — Eight years old — that’s the average age children here get their first Internet-connected device.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Parents are contributing to the decline in the number of students taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, Academy of Sciences Malaysia chief...
AHMEDABAD, March 14 — Indian police have arrested 10 university students for playing PUBG, the hugely popular smartphone game described by one minister as a “demon in every house”.
Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin (above) and Felicity Huffman were among 50 people charged by US federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a US$25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their childr...
JOHOR BARU: Parents of SMK and SK Tanjung Puteri Resort students gathered at a community hall in Pasir Gudang here, anxious to know the condition of their children, who are suffering the same symptoms...
IPOH: Childcare centre (nursery) operators should check the health of the children before receiving them from parents.
IPOH: Parents must inform caretakers if their children are sick before coming to the nursery, says state Welfare Department (JKM) director Ruhaini Zawawi.
News reports over the past few weeks made it appear like the government was gung ho in making vaccination mandatory for children in public schools but now it seems to be reversing its decision.
LETTER | In the past week, news has come out that the government, who initially was gung ho in making vaccination mandatory for children, is now reversing the decision.
MARCH 8 — In the past week, news has come out that the government, initially being gung-ho in making vaccination mandatory for children in public schools, is now reversing the decision.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Several parent groups oppose making vaccinations mandatory for children entering school, claiming the right to parental choice.
Parents of premature babies who spent time in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) remember all too well the burdensome vital sign sensors stuck on the infants' tiny bodies – linking them through a mess of wires to monitoring equipment.
IPOH, March 1 — Parents tend to underestimate the importance for their babies to get the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the babies show a satisfactory level of health and ...
CYBERJAYA: The Education Ministry has advised all schools against holding activities outside the classroom in view of the current hot weather.
The Education Ministry has advised all schools against holding activities outside the classroom in view of the current hot weather.
CYBERJAYA, March 1 — The Education Ministry has advised all schools against holding activities outside the classroom in view of the current hot weather.
SHAH ALAM: Parents of special children in Selangor can apply for financial assistance from a fund set up by the state government beginning this year.
Historically, Old Klang Road was the first major links from Kuala Lumpur to Port Klang.
PETALING JAYA: Parents who are against making vaccinations compulsory want the freedom to choose the best for their children and for the Health Ministry to fully inform them of the side effects or risks.
IPOH, Feb 24 — Parents who are influenced by anti-vaccine groups have caused the number of children vaccinated against measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) to drop to 89 per cent.
We are used to reading about articles on buying a property for children’s future.
PETALING JAYA: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) has dismissed concerns that bringing forward this year’s SPM exams to avoid any disruption by heavy rains during the flood season ...
Singapore’s fintech company and life insurer Singapore Life is stepping into the prepaid card space with the recent purchase of Canvas from local payments platform Yolopay.
PETALING JAYA: Parents and stakeholders who want to share their views on the proposed SPM timetable need to do so by Feb 24.
KOTA KINABALU, Feb 14 — Sabah health authorities said only three local measles cases have been detected following a deadly outbreak in the Philippines, assuring the public there was no cause for con...
Is too much screen time linked to poor performance on developmental screening tests? A recent study confirms what many parents have long feared.
KUCHING: Parents must take precautions before allowing their children to work abroad, a government official said, following the detention of Malaysians believed to be involved in a scam in Cambodia.
KUANTAN: Parents of drug addicts may be required to attend counselling in the future.
KUANTAN: Parents of children addicted to drugs may have to attend compulsory counselling sessions in the future.
Parents of children addicted to drugs may have to attend compulsory counselling sessions in the future.
KUANTAN, Feb 10 — Parents of children addicted to drugs may have to attend compulsory counselling sessions in the future.
Doctors at two Cairo hospitals will pin blue ribbon badges to the clothing of newborn baby girls today as they launch a campaign to persuade parents in Egypt to "say no to female genital mutilation".
PETALING JAYA: Parents can play a vital role in supporting their children to take swimming lessons and turn it as an essential living skill, says National Water Safety Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.
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KULAI: The government is currently reviewing the Education Act to make it mandatory for students to complete schooling from Standard One till Form Five.
KUALA LUMPUR: Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death among Malaysians for 13 years, from 2005 to 2017, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
PETALING JAYA: The average person will not expect five-year-olds to learn the skill of computer coding as it is considered complicated and time-consuming.
PUTRAJAYA: An NGO today claimed that Chinese primary schools in several states are “forcing” pupils to take and pay for computer classes during school hours, although such classes are to be held o...
On Jan 16, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said studies on a curfew enforced on juveniles in Iceland could be replicated in Malaysia in an attempt to curb drug-taking related incidents ...
It's not always nice to have to wait until the smell of your baby's poo fills the room before you realise they need a nappy change. This nappy monitoring system will send a message to your phone before your baby sends one to your nose.
PETALING JAYA: Parents are upset that a Year Three textbook being used in national primary schools is teaching girls that they would be ostracised and bring disrepute to their families should they not guard their modesty and sexuality.
SEREMBAN: Parents of civil servants working on contract basis are now entitled to free medical treatment at government hospitals and health facilities.
KUALA LUMPUR: When parents treat their children as property, it can potentially lead to child abuse, a senior paediatrician said.
GUA MUSANG : The presence of Orang Asli students at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tohoi has now doubled to 219 since the school’s opening two weeks ago after the tragedy about four years ago when five stu...
In many Chinese schools, students use a lot of “study apps.” The apps let students do their homework online, search textbooks and exam papers for reference, connect with teachers, and take online...
SIMPANG RENGGAM: While thousands of schools nationwide welcomed students for the new school year, four new Tamil schools in the state are unable to open.
KUALA LUMPUR: The UCSI University booth was buzzing with visitors at the Star Education Fair 2019.
MOST people know that negative measures seldom produce the required results or behaviour.
KUALA LUMPUR : The Education Ministry has recommended that a price cap be set for the Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) fees based on the parents’ ability to pay.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Education Ministry should recommend a price cap be set for the Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) fees based on the parents' ability to pay.
JANUARY 3 — This is an open letter to the minister and ministry of Education.
KUALA LUMPUR : Parents and adults should always monitor their children and other kids while at the beach or water recreation locations.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Education (MOE) has set up a help desk at the State Education Department (NRD) to assist parents who need clarifications or information regarding the 2019 schooling sess...
Rescuers have recovered the bodies of three young sisters who were swept away by a huge wave off the Sura Tengah Beach in Terengganu on Sunday.
GEORGE TOWN: White school shoes are now so unpopular that there are no takers for them, even when given out free.