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.
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...
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