I’d like to take a minute to explain why — and how — News-O-Matic made the choice today to cover the recent event in Paris, France. We did not cover the initial attack on the Charlie Hebdo in Wednesday’s edition. At the time, the news was focused on the killers and the ensuing manhunt. “It’s scary,” our child psychologist, Dr. Ohr, said. But what followed was too important to ignore — the outpouring of support for free speech.
On August 9, a police officer shot a man in Ferguson, Missouri. The white police officer, Darren Wilson, killed Michael Brown, an African American.
Wow! What a busy week of news! In case you missed it, here’s a visual round-up of our stories as drawn by our readers! Thanks for the NOM love.
What do children know about the United Nations? If you’ve been to an elementary school classroom lately, you know the answer is “not much” (if anything). Given the value that the organization brings to the human race, that’s quite unfortunate.
“Ew! Gross!” Those may be the two best words to hear if you’re trying to scare friends on Halloween. This year, make them groan with some disgusting “eyeballs” for a snack.
There has been a war inside Syria since March 2011. It has put 5 million children in
danger. More than a million have had to leave the Middle Eastern country to stay safe.
That includes 10-year-old Sham. She had to flee her home in Aleppo, Syria, and she now
lives in the United States. Here is her story.
Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the great dads out there. But it’s not just the human dads that deserve some love. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) told News-O-Matic about three awesome animals where the father plays a special role. Check them out — and discover how you can help them!