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Child soldiers are when children are used as weapons in warfare and are most common in Asia and parts of Africa. There, children are manipulated and trained to become soldiers or informants to provide information.

Poverty, difficult family circumstances, or civil war make children more likely victims but children see this as a way out of those circumstances. Children are chosen because they have a lesser understanding of danger and they are easier to manipulate than adults.

Child Protection Services

Child protection service committees in each municipality help children who exist in unacceptable living conditions and provide support for families.

The Office of the Ombudsman for Children

The Office of the Ombudsman for Children is a public spokesman for children and endeavours to have children’s rights, needs and interests taken into full consideration.

Þrjár dökkhærðar stelpur sitja á grasi. Þær snúa baki í myndavélina og spjalla saman.

Save the Children

Save the Children offers consultation regarding the welfare of children. On their website, it is possible to report inappropriate online behaviour against children.