Covid-19 outbreak at children's summer camp in Graubünden

Covid-19 outbreak at children's summer camp in Graubünden

July 24, 2020, 9:31 a.m.
There’s been several infections at a children’s summer camp in Graubünden. 
Ticino publishes new guidelines for schools reopening

Ticino publishes new guidelines for schools reopening

July 17, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Canton Ticino has published new guidelines for when schools reopen at the end of the summer. 
Women with children bear brunt of extra lockdown work

Women with children bear brunt of extra lockdown work

June 19, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
Women with children are bearing the brunt of the extra work load caused by the lockdowns. That’s according to a...
Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

Grandparents and grandchildren to reunite soon, contact-tracing app moves to test phase

May 26, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Grandparents should be able to look after their grandchildren soon – and parliament will discuss the rights of ...
Cantons to each decide how best to reopen schools

Cantons to each decide how best to reopen schools

May 1, 2020, 8:02 a.m.
Schools will be reopening from May 11th but it is up to the cantons on how best to keep the children safe. 
Federal Council due to announce plans for reopening schools

Federal Council due to announce plans for reopening schools

April 27, 2020, 9:01 a.m.
While some restrictions are lifted today, schools remain closed. The Federal Council is due to announce on Wednesday ...
Families refusing to send kids back to school risk being fined thousands

Families refusing to send kids back to school risk being fined thousands

April 22, 2020, 9:46 a.m.
Swiss families who refuse to send their primary aged children back to school in May risk being fined thousands of fra...
Parents warned about disinfectant as calls to poison hotline surge

Parents warned about disinfectant as calls to poison hotline surge

April 17, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
Parents are being warned to keep disinfectant and hand sanitisers out of reach from children - as there’s been ...
Ticino announces state of emergency

Ticino announces state of emergency

March 12, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Canton Ticino has announced a state of emergency and launched a series of measures designed to limit the spread of Co...
School children create fake news headline in bid to close down school

School children create fake news headline in bid to close down school

March 5, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
It could be the case that some school children are using their computer and design skills to create fake news headlin...
Illegal creche in Geneva closed down

Illegal creche in Geneva closed down

Feb. 14, 2020, 10:17 a.m.
A private creche has been closed down in Geneva after authorities discovered the staff were not qualified and there w...
Alarm raised after man tries to lure children with sweets

Alarm raised after man tries to lure children with sweets

Jan. 31, 2020, 6:19 a.m.
Two schools in canton Bern are warning parents after a man in a black car tried to lure children with the promise of ...
Restaurant's unruly children sign starts Facebook debate

Restaurant's unruly children sign starts Facebook debate

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
A restaurant just inside Italy on the Graubünden border is causing a social media spat after the owner put up a ...
Nut allergies no longer catered for in Geneva schools

Nut allergies no longer catered for in Geneva schools

Dec. 10, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Geneva schoolchildren who have a nut allergy are being told the schools cannot cater for their needs and they will ha...
Lugano couple on trial for 17-year sexual abuse of their kids

Lugano couple on trial for 17-year sexual abuse of their kids

Nov. 14, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
A couple in Lugano are on trial for allegedly sexually abusing their two children for the past 17 years. 
Public transport drivers intolerant to young children

Public transport drivers intolerant to young children

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
Parents in Zurich are complaining bus and tram drivers are intolerant to young children and are refusing to allow str...
Man jailed for the abuse of 19 girls aged 5 to 9

Man jailed for the abuse of 19 girls aged 5 to 9

Sept. 26, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
A man has been jailed for six years and banned from working with children for 10 years after being convicted by a Gen...
1 in 3 children don't speak Swiss language at school

1 in 3 children don't speak Swiss language at school

Aug. 19, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Swiss schools are facing increased pressures as the number of new students who don’t speak the relevant languag...
Decision to ban elderly school assistants 'incomprehensible'

Decision to ban elderly school assistants 'incomprehensible'

June 19, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
A decision by education authorities in canton Fribourg to ban retirees from working in schools is causing uproar.
Car slams into pedestrians in Schwyz

Car slams into pedestrians in Schwyz

June 4, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
A serious accident in canton Schwyz injured two 11-year-old children and a 45-year-old cyclist.
Career break mothers lose out financially even when they’re back at work

Career break mothers lose out financially even when they’re back at work

May 24, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
Mothers in Switzerland can lose around three per cent of their lifetime earnings for every year they spend bringing u...
Online dangers a reality for Swiss schoolchildren

Online dangers a reality for Swiss schoolchildren

May 24, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
School age children are exposed to worryingly high levels of cyber-bullying, internet grooming, privacy violations, p...
Six thousand Swiss ‘contract children’ paid compensation by the government

Six thousand Swiss ‘contract children’ paid compensation by the government

May 21, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
Some 6,000 claims for compensation for victims of forced labour and abuse have been dealt with, according to the Fede...
Child obesity figures show health campaigns working

Child obesity figures show health campaigns working

April 26, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
A health organization says it’s pleased at new figures showing how many children are overweight in Switzerland.
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