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Screen time
Nov 15 '19 13:40

53 percent of parents in the Netherlands think their child spends too much time online, according to a study by Panel Inzicht on behalf of CheckNU and NUjunior. Incidentally, 45 percent of children think that at least one of their parents or guardians surf the internet too often, NU.nl reports.

Parents are slightly more concerned about their sons' internet time than their daughters'. 58 percent of parents think their boys are online too much, and 49 percent think the same about their girls. 53 percent of parents also think they themselves spend too much time online.

Seif Ahmed
Nov 14 '19 16:50

A man found dying of a gunshot wound in a car on Buitensingel in Amsterdam-Duivendrecht on October 1st, had a toddler in the car with him, the police announced on Thursday. The toddler was the victim's child and was unharmed in the shooting that killed the father, 34-year-old Seif Ahmed.

Ahmed was found motionless in the car at around 5:15 p.m. on October 1st. First responders discovered he had a gunshot wound. They tried to resuscitate him, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

Ambulance in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Aug 16 '19 07:33

A 10-year-old boy was stabbed and injured in a home on Trezoriersdreef in The Hague on Sunday afternoon. He was taken to hospital for treatment. His 48-year-old mother was arrested as a suspect. She too was injured and taken to hospital, the police said in a statement.

Kids found a firearm while magnet fishing on Amstelkade in Amsterdam, 17 July 2019
Jul 18 '19 15:10

Two 12-year-olds who went magnet fishing on the Amstelkade in Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoon, pulled a firearm out of the water, the Amsterdam Zuid police said on Twitter.

The kids immediately called emergency number 112. Responding officers identified the firearm as real and called in forensic investigators, who took some samples and then confiscated the gun.

The police praised the children for their prompt action in calling the authorities, calling it a "good deed". 

Overweight
Apr 10 '19 08:31

Last year 15.8 percent of children and young people, between the ages of 2 and 25, were overweight, compared to 12.5 percent in 2000. A quarter of young adults, aged between 18 and 25, were overweight, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday. 

Teenagers with smartphones and tablets
Mar 6 '19 09:22

Screen time is affecting children's sleeping behavior, public health institute RIVM concluded in its first ever study into the effect of smartphones, tablets and televisions on the sleep of kids between the ages of 8 and 18. Because of screen use, children postpone their sleep and go to sleep later. Teenagers sleep an average of 40 minutes less. Teenagers also wake up more often at night and have more difficulty staying awake during the day, RTL Nieuws reports.

Ski lift
Feb 22 '19 12:40

A 6-year-old Dutch girl was seriously injured in an accident with a ski lift in the French ski-resort of Châtel in Haute-Savoie. The child was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to a hospital in Geneva by helicopter. The local police are investigating the incident, mayor Nicolas Rubin confirmed, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jan 17 '19 11:36

A 9-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident involving a taxi in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The police are looking for the taxi driver.

The accident happened at the intersection of Adimaal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat at around 9:30 a.m., the police said on Twitter. The numbers on the car's blue license plate are known to the police.

A trauma helicopter responded to the scene, according to RTL Nieuws. The girl was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

Ambulance
Sep 20 '18 10:06

Four children were killed in a collision between a train and a trike on a guarded rail crossing near the Oss-West station in Oss on Thursday morning. Another child and an adult were seriously injured. The trike belonged to a local daycare, witnesses told newspaper AD.

Police
Sep 3 '18 15:50

A 4-year-old boy is in hospital with serious injuries after someone shot him with an air rifle in Zwaag, Noord-Holland on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating.

The boy was playing with friends on Inlaagdijk between 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. He was sitting on porch near a gate when his chest suddenly started hurting and he had trouble breathing.

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Aug 27 '18 09:21

Sex club Privehuis Sandra in Hengelo was closed by order of the municipality after a 12-year-old girl was found in the club two weeks ago. The girl was not working as a prostitute, mayor Sander Schelberg stressed. "Absolutely unacceptable. That is no place for a child", he said to Tubantia.

Ambulance
Aug 21 '18 07:31

A 7-year-old boy died on Monday after being attacked by a cow on small campsite De Koehoorn in the Zeeland village of Meliskerke, the police said on Twitter.

Emergency services responded to the campsite, which is located on a farm, en masse. But their attempts to save the boy was in vain. He died at the scene. Bystanders were offered victim assistance. 

Ambulance and booms at a tram crossing on IJburglaan in Amsterdam, 23 May 2018
May 25 '18 13:20

A boy sustained minor injuries while playing on a boom at a tram crossing on IJburglaan in Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoon, the police said on Facebook.

Three boys were hanging on the boom while it was on its downward position. When the boom went up, two of the boys let go immediately. But the third was not fast enough. He kept hanging on the boom until it was almost at its highest point, and then fell meters to the ground, according to the police.

Brandweer
May 11 '18 07:40

Firefighters and local residents rescued three children from a burning apartment on Grienderwaard in Rotterdam-IJsselmonde on Thursday night. The children suffered minor burns and were taken to hospital for treatment, AD reports.

Ambulance
May 4 '18 13:30

A woman who jumped out of a 4th floor window with her 2-year-old child in Overvecht on Thursday night, called for help through that same window on Sunday, neighbors told the Telegraaf.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Othellodreef, near Utrecht Overvecht station. Both mother and child survived, but their current condition is unknown.

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May 4 '18 09:33

A woman and her 2-year-old child were both seriously injured in a fall from a 4th floor apartment in Overvecht on Thursday night. The woman jumped out of the window with the child in her arms, the police confirmed to the Telegraaf on Friday morning.

Mother and child were rushed to hospital. Their current condition is unknown. "It's a miracle that both survived", a police spokesperson said to the newspaper.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at an apartment building on Othellodreef, near Utrecht Overvecht station. Bystanders found the woman and child in some bushes. 

A helicopter ambulance on Boomstraat in Schijndel after a dog attacked a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother, 1 May 2018
May 2 '18 09:37

A 5-year-old girl and her grandmother were both injured when a dog attacked them in Schijndel on Tuesday. The little girl was rushed to hospital by air ambulance with bite wounds to her face. Her grandmother was taken to hospital by ambulance with wounds on her arms, the Telegraaf reports.

The grandmother was walking the dog for an acquaintance on Boomstraat when it attacked them, according to Brabants Dagblad. Both victims were taken to the Radboud hospital in Nijmegen.

Ambulance
Apr 23 '18 11:10

A mother hit her own 2-year-old child with a car on Oude Telgterweg in Ermelo on Sunday afternoon. The child was seriously injured, De Gelderlander reports.

The accident happened just before 4:30 p.m. It seems that the mother didn't see her child when pulling her car out.

Multiple police cars, an ambulance, and an air ambulance responded to the scene. The child was rushed to hospital.

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Apr 11 '18 11:00

A 5-year-old child was killed in a fire in a caravan park on Ir. Molsweg in Arnhem on Wednesday morning. The fire started in a caravan in which the child's family was staying. The fire brigade responded to the park around 8:15 a.m., De Gelderlander reports.

Four other members of the family were removed from the burning caravan and treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The child died on the way to the hospital, according to the emergency services.

The caravan was completely on fire inside, according to the newspaper. Surrounding residents were evacuated.

Child on a tablet
Apr 6 '18 12:40

Over a third, 37 percent, of Dutch parents find it convenient to keep their children occupied by putting them behind the television, a tablet or smartphone. Tough four in ten feel guilty about doing so, according to the annual trend report on media use by children aged 0 to 6 years by Mediawijzer, NU.nl reports.

Fietsende Kinderen
Apr 5 '18 12:20

Children in the Netherlands increasingly grow up without learning to ride the bicycle, instead walking or being driven to school, according to traffic safety association VVN. Parents often find it too dangerous to send their kids to school on a bicycle, but not being able to cycle could be detrimental to children's development, VVN warns, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Jan 22 '18 16:40

The question of whether or not to bring the children of Dutch rebel fighters in the Syrian civil war back to the Netherlands, has the government parties divided. Doing so was proposed by the D66 and ChristenUnie, but the VVD is vehemently against it. What fourth government party, the CDA, thinks about this, is not yet clear, NOS reports.

"Before you know it, the parents will come too", VVD parliamentarian Barbara Visser said on Twitter. "The VVD chooses for the safety and freedom of the children in the Netherlands!"

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May 19 '15 08:19

A 4 year old boy from Hegelo has shown up in pictures wearing a camouflage suit and ISIS hat. The boy's mother, 24 year old Hasna A., sent these pictures from Syria to former classmates in Hengelo.

Monstertruck
Sep 29 '14 08:06

During the AutoMotorSportief event in Haaksbergen in Overijssel, a monster truck drove into the public during a demonstration, which has resulted in three deaths, the municipality of Haaksbergen announces.

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