6th International Conference -Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

For the 6th time already, the International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online" will be held on 20-21 September 2012 at Novotel Warszawa Airport in Warsaw.

The Conference is organized by the Polish (Nobody's Children Foundation and NASK) and German (klicksafe) Safer Internet Centers, established within the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme. The main partner of the conference is Orange Foundation.


Annual conference-Promoting the rights of children in alternative care across Europe

Eurochild annual conference will take place in Sofia on 24-26 of October 2012.

Children growing up in care or at risk of being taken into care are among the most vulnerable in Europe. Whilst no consistent data exists across Europe, the number of children concerned is significant, probably well over 1½ million.

Newsletter no. 42 by the First Children's Embassy in the World - Megjashi

First Children's Embassy in the World Megjashi from Macedonia has just issued a new newsletter in which you can find the latest contents regarding the ongoing activities within the organization.

Fighting child pornography on the Internet: between legislation and concrete action

The Academy of European Law (ERA) invites for a seminar "Fighting child pornography on the Internet: between legislation and concrete action" which will take place in Madrid on November 29-30, 2012.

Prostitution-related crimes and child trafficking in Poland

Nobody's Children Foundation has just published a report from a case - file study on prostitution-related crimes and child trafficking in Poland. It presents conclusions from research on prostitution-related crimes and the crime of trafficking in children for commercial sexual exploitation. English translation is the summary of the full version of the report available in Polish.

Which world do you live in?

17 July 2
012 saw the launch of the ‘Which world do you live in?' social campaign devoted to the problem of computer and Internet abuse by children and adolescents.

Concentration difficulties, sleepiness, poor school results, neglected duties, abandoned friendships, former hobbies given up and replaced by the Internet - these may be some of the serious symptoms indicating that a child starts losing control over the time it spends surfing the net


Dont lose! Campaign against commercial sexual exploitation in Poland and Ukraine

Commercial sexual exploitation of children means not only forced prostitution, but also undertaking sexual contacts with minors in exchange for money or gifts. It is a form of child abuse and a crime punished with imprisonment. Although teenagers offering or consenting to sex in exchange for gifts or money can look older than they are in reality, the adults are those responsible for abusing a child.

During big sport events children are more at risk of commercial sexual exploitation due to increased inflow of tourists, feeling of anonymity of offenders in a foreign country and organised crime activity.

Nobody's Children Foundation in Poland and Child Well- being Fund in Ukraine are running educational campaign on the issue of threats associated with commercial sexual exploitation faced by children and youth.


Situation of young children in Poland

Children aged 0-3 years constitute 21% of all children population in Poland and more than 4% of the entire population of Poles. The "Young Children in Poland" report, therefore, describes the situation of every 25th citizen of our country. The purpose of the report is to present the major findings of these areas of Polish families functioning and of the support systems that have potential impact on the welfare of children, and thus on their physical, mental and social development.
The report focuses on the broadly understood risks for the optimal development of children - from the risks of the prenatal development period of the risk, to the risks for the safety, health and stimulation in early childhood. Diagnosis of the risks contributed to formulate recommendations for the social policy which understands and values the importance of the first years of life.


5th International Conference - Prevention of young children abuse

On 11th of May the 5th International Conference „ Prevention of young children abuse" took place in Warsaw Medical University. It was organized by Nobody's Children Foundation within „Childhood without abuse -towards a better child protection system in Eastern Europe" project financed by Oak Foundation and "Smack free home for every child" project financed by European Commission Daphne III.

Words hurt for life- first raising awareness campaign against verbal child abuse in Poland

Nobody's Children Foundation has just launched the social campaign against verbal child abuse "Words hurt for life" that will be carried out in April and May 2012 by the organizations affiliated to the National Partnership for Protection of Children from Violence. It is an attempt to increase parents' awareness on what is verbal violence, on its forms and possible consequences for a child