Programming Children

Programming: Why Children Should Learn Coding

The digital revolution is advancing with every passing year. We are at a point where technology has taken over our lives, being incorporated into everything we do, from entertainment to business. So why aren’t we getting our children in on the ground floor? Programming and computer literacy is still considerably low across the board, while jobs in the field exploded.
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Violent Video Games

Violent Video Games and their Impact on Society

Video games, whether they are played on your PC or on a console system, come in all shapes and sizes – and with a variety of parental ratings. From the colourful world of Hello Kitty Online to the remarkably violent Grand Theft Auto series, and every game in between, the range of violence in video games seems endless. But what impact do violent video games really have?
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Gender-based marketing

Gender-Based Marketing of Toys and its Effect on Children

While Christmas shopping for your little ones this holiday season, you may be too frazzled to notice a trend as you peruse the toy section – but it won’t escape your children’s impressionable minds. Gender-based marketing. Surrounded by every shade of pink in existence and far too much glitter, the ‘girls’ section is chalk-full of tutus, princesses, play kitchens and baby dolls. Meanwhile, the superhero-smothered ‘boys’ aisles will deliver tough-guy action figures, toolboxes, and Tonka trucks.
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Pedophilia Pedophiles

Fear and Suffering – Pedophilia and the Sexual Abuse of Minors

Pedophilia may be one of the most used and feared words of our time. Left and right from us we see child abuse victims and abusers popping up frequently. The media reports about the increased sharing of child porn and sexual harassment of minors. Collectively, we categorize these heinous acts under Pedophilia, yet we mostly lack understanding of what it means.
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Child Prostitution Pakistan

Silent and Raped: Reality of Child Prostitution in Pakistan

Pir Wadhai is an extremely busy bus station situated between Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which are two major cities of Pakistan. This bus station has about 1200 buses that regularly generate traffic from all over the country, going in and out of the station several times a day. Someone looking at this bus station from the outside would assume there is nothing out of the ordinary about it, but locals know better. It’s the front for child prostitution.
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Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse: A Horrible Secret

Any abuse is tragic and can have life-altering implications. It is the child sexual abuse though, that may be the most tragic of them all. Interfering in the sexual, physical and psychological development of a minor is disturbingly sinister and shockingly common. Read more

Child Bride and Child Marriage in Pakistan

The Ignored Masses: Child Marriage and Inequality in Pakistan

Laws in Pakistan like the Child Marriage Restraint Act of 1929 makes it illegal for men and women under the age of 16 to get married. 21% of Pakistan’s young women under the age of 18 are forced to be child brides to men far older than them. Young girls, who are far too innocent to even understand what a marriage is, are forced into unknown terrain. Without any sex education, they allow their husbands to treat them in whatever manner they see fit simply because they don’t know their rights.
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Teenage pregnancy

Being Mum Too Young: The Tribulations of Teenage Pregnancy

Sarah, a young girl, age 14, found out one morning that her parents filed for a divorce, and are going to live separately from now on. With no one around, she went out for a stroll in the nearest park. While on her way back, she met a friend from her school, along with two boys.
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