Are Electronic Cigarettes Really Safer?

By JULIANNA BERROA, age 12 Research shows that electronic cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, some of which could make it harder for users fight off bacterial infections. PHOTO: Lindsay Fox/Flickr An electronic cigarette looks like a conventional cigarette with an LED...

The Child Migrant Crisis

The number of unaccompanied children traveling to the United States without an adult guardian has doubled since last year. PHOTO: Reporte43Tamaulipas Crisis at the Border By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Since October 2013, more than 63,000 unaccompanied children have...

Childhood Under Attack in Gaza

By KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff After the strikes in 2009, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) found that 75 percent of kids older than six showed one or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. PHOTO: andlun1/Flickr On August 26, 2014, the...

A Midsummer Ballet

By ANA PHELAN, age 10 Performing with the New York City Ballet was a dream come true, and maybe one day I too can become a professional dancer.​ PHOTO: Ana Phelan Last June I performed in the New York City Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lincoln...

Rising Evictions Ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

By MATTHEW DOTY, age 11 The poorest 34 percent of Brazilians receive less than 1.2 percent of the nation’s income. PHOTO: Ninja Midia/Flickr From June 12 to July 13, 2014, Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup, inspiring nation-wide protests against evictions and for...