Games, YouTube and hugs: How Gaza mothers calm terrified children amid war

A Palestinian boy watches news on his phone at his house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza

Gaza City – As another Israeli air raid thundered, eight-year-old Pretty Abu-Ghazzah stood shell-shocked, while her five-year-old twin brothers rushed to their mother Esraa’s arms. Pretty’s youngest sibling, aged two, cried loudly. To escape the heavy bombardment in their neighbourhood of Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Esraa brought her children to her in-laws’ … Read more

New York seeks to limit addictive social media feeds in bid to stop deteriorating youth mental health

Social media has been linked to dangerous mental health consequences for young people. (Shutterstock)

Gov. Hochul and other top New York officials are cracking down on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms in a bid to get children to break the often dangerous habit of scrolling their feeds for hours on end. A package of bills — introduced this afternoon by Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James and … Read more