Student Friendship Coordinators are elected by their peers to lead games at recess, encourage others to participate, and notify adults if anyone is being excluded or bullied.
Composed of 18 independent experts from around the world, the CRC monitors, among other things, the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its state parties.
Elementary schoolchildren around Iceland will dress in blue today in honor of The Blue Day, an annual autism awareness initiative.
More than 400 Icelandic doctors have signed a statement expressing their support of of a proposed ban on circumcising boys.
It's Ash Wednesday, which means that children all over Iceland are getting dressed up in costumes and heading out to gather candy. There's no such thing as free candy however, the kids have to sing for their sweets!
Seven-year-old Clara Charlotte has built a huge snow house in her backyard in the West Fjords where she regularly holds tea parties.
Eight-year-old Rúnar Logi’s drawing of a blue monster was selected as one of the five international winners of IKEA’s Soft Toy Drawing Contest.
Two young boys, Sölvi Reyr Magnússon and Tristan Marri Elmarsson, this weekend proved themselves fearless problem solvers.
The long time taken to process adoption applications in Iceland can lead to some potential parents giving up, according to the chairman of Icelandic Adoptions. The processing time to adopt has increased greatly in recent years.
A solution has been reached in a custody dispute involving a five-year-old Icelandic boy, whom Norwegian child protection services had planned to send to a foster family in Norway.
According to a new report from the Red Cross, hundreds of children in Reykjavík grow up in dismal conditions, trapped in poverty.
4,129 children were born last year in Iceland. The fertility rate was measured at 1.81 children for every woman over a lifetime—a figure which has never been lower since records began being kept in 1853.
It looks increasingly likely that families of four of the five children in Árneshreppur municipality may move away this summer, meaning that their school would most likely close down.
A vicious physical attack on a teenage girl in Reykjavík was filmed and released on social media. The nation is outraged and police are investigating. The girl’s father says she has been the victim of nasty bullying for quite some time.
Reykjavík teenagers sleep an average of just six hours a night during weekdays, which is far too little sleep. Year 10 students are significantly heavier than the same age group were just 12 years ago.
In an effort to become gender-neutral, Reykjanesbær’s elementary school, Akurskóli, has removed gender signs from its restroom doors.