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.
School trips under threat after court ruling

School trips under threat after court ruling

Oct. 31, 2018, 6:22 a.m.
School trips are under threat after the Federal Court ruled parents can’t be forced to pay for them.
Child-Sex offenders banned from working with children for life

Child-Sex offenders banned from working with children for life

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
The government has said anyone who has been convicted of a sexual offence against a child will be barred from working...
School children escape bus fire in tunnel

School children escape bus fire in tunnel

Oct. 5, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
A group of French school children had a narrow escape when their bus caught fire in a tunnel in canton Jura.
Children taught their rights relating to climate change

Children taught their rights relating to climate change

Sept. 5, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Teachers are being given new materials to make sure their classes are fully up to date with the latest on climate cha...
Geneva set to bring in minimum age for tobacco buying

Geneva set to bring in minimum age for tobacco buying

Aug. 30, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
Geneva is to bring in a minimum age for buying tobacco. It may surprise you to learn the canton currently has no l...
Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school list

Swiss MP under-fire for publishing school list

July 9, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
A Swiss People’s Party MP is under fire for publishing the names of school children in Dübendorf on Facebo...
Lone parents warned about travelling with children

Lone parents warned about travelling with children

June 26, 2018, 7:14 a.m.
Lone parents travelling with children are being warned they face delays at airport passport controls if they can&rsqu...
Thousands of school kids out and about today

Thousands of school kids out and about today

June 19, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
You’re likely to find hordes of school children on the streets, on the buses and trains today.
Tens of thousands of children at risk in Switzerland

Tens of thousands of children at risk in Switzerland

June 14, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
Up to 50,000 children are listed as at risk of abuse every year in Switzerland.    
Children playing with lighter start fire

Children playing with lighter start fire

April 24, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Four children playing with a lighter in canton Graubünden caused a forest fire which also burnt down a hall. The...
Petition launched to can smacking children

Petition launched to can smacking children

Nov. 14, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A petition is to be launched to force a vote to ban smacking children in Switzerland.
Teachers call for more controls of sponsorship in the classroom

Teachers call for more controls of sponsorship in the classroom

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
Teachers from German speaking countries, including Switzerland, say there should be more controls over sponsorship de...
Swiss teachers issue notice they don't work for parents

Swiss teachers issue notice they don't work for parents

Oct. 9, 2017, 6:17 a.m.
The Swiss Teachers Association has published a new guide which makes clear teachers do not work for parents.
Record number of kids going to school in Switzerland

Record number of kids going to school in Switzerland

Aug. 29, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Switzerland is experiencing a student boom with the number of children entering kindergarten the highest it's bee...
Younger porn offenders should be educated not punished

Younger porn offenders should be educated not punished

July 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
There are calls to treat younger people who may be accused of distributing pornographic images more leniently than ad...
Enquiry after toddler found unconscious at Schwyz water park

Enquiry after toddler found unconscious at Schwyz water park

July 19, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
An investigation is underway after a three-year-old boy was found unconscious in a pool at a water park in Morschach ...
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