A Young Protestor in Syria Yet another child has been killed in Syria by security forces The boy, Mohammed al-Farouj, who was eleven years old, was shot in the head as he protested outside his school on the first day of the new term according to a report on the website: www.guardian.co.uk. Human rights monitors say that 182 of the over 2000  Syrians killed in the protests over the last six months have been under the age of eighteen, and like Mohammed many of them have been young children. Meanwhile some schools have been used as detention centres by the security forces with reports of some being riddled with bullet holes. Others have not opened because many of the teachers have been arrested and parents are keeping their children at home for fear of the violence. At one school children boycotted lessons chanting 'no studying, no teaching until the president is toppled' and were dispersed by troops using live ammunition. As in many other countries campaigning against despotic regimes in North Africa and the Middle East - young people have been at the forefront of the struggle and in Syria many of these have been children - a situation which is of grave concern to teachers all over the world. To read the Guardian report in full, go to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/18/syrian-boy-shot-dead-protest