Children aged twelve or younger should only be out in public after 8pm if they are accompanied by adults.
From 1 May to 1 September, they may be outside until 10pm.
This age is based on the year in which the child is born, rather than their birthday.
- Children have the right to know both of their parents.
- Parents are obliged to protect their children from mental and physical violence and other threats.
- Children should receive education in line with their abilities and interests.
- Parents should consult their children before taking decisions regarding them. Children should be given a greater say as they grow older and become more mature.
- Children often get into accidents, and adults must be aware of their children’s surrounding environment. When the causes of accidents are analysed, it often emerges that the accident could have been prevented by precaution and education.
- Child protection number 112
Child accident prevention on the website of the Directorate of Health
- Child protection and welfare
- The aim of the Child Protection Act is to ensure that children living in unacceptable conditions or children jeopardising their own health and development receive the necessary help.
- The Act covers all children within the territory of the Icelandic state.
Child protection authorities are: