May 30, 2016

Many major cities cautious on centers to fight child abuse

Thirty-five of Japan’s 47 core cities with populations of at least 200,000 are cautious about setting up consultation centers specialized in child abuse, citing financial constraints and lack of trained personnel, according to a Jiji Press survey. Meanwhile, 15 of Tokyo’s 23 wards are ...

Toy 'arms race' turns Lego violent: study

May 24, 2016

Toy 'arms race' turns Lego violent: study

Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an “arms race” to retain children’s attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said Monday. The University of Canterbury team said child’s play was becoming more brutal, with a higher proportion of weapons ...