Education

Hampshire play centre to close as ‘children too noisy’

[ad_1] Image copyright Chrissy Cleator Image caption Mia Cleator is a regular visitor to the play centre with her mum Chrissy A play centre says it is being forced to close because the children using it make too much noise.Little Play Town in Odiham, Hampshire, has been served with a noise abatement order by Hart District Council after the businesses below it complained.Solutions to reduce the noise, which the council
Education

Bullying: Children point finger at adults

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children want adults to show each other more respect, with four out of 10 (41%) seeing grown-ups bullying each other in the past six months, a survey says.Research among 1,001 children aged 11 to 16 by the Anti-Bullying Alliance suggests worrying numbers of children see adults setting a bad example.Children in that age group highlighted adults who behaved poorly to each other face-to-face, online or
Education

Children are being ‘datafied from birth’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The children's commissioner for England is calling on internet giants and toy-makers to be more transparent about the data they are collecting on children. Today's children are the first to be "datafied" from birth and little thought has been given to the consequences, a report for her says.Who Knows What about Me? calls for a statutory duty of care between social media giants and their
Education

Children’s screen time has little effect on sleep, says study

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Correlations between screen time and lack of sleep are "extremely modest", says the report The amount of time children spend on devices has little effect on how long they sleep, a study from Oxford University suggests.It runs counter to previous research that suggested excessive screen time was linked to children failing to get sufficient rest.The survey concluded that the relationship between sleep and
UK News

Woking fireworks: Eight children hurt in fall from inflatable slide

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarl Baccus told the BBC that the slide looked dangerous and refused to let his children go onEight children have suffered "potentially serious" injuries after falling from an inflatable fairground slide at a fireworks display.Woking Park in Surrey was evacuated as medics treated the injured.Surrey Police declared a major incident after "a number of children fell from the slide" at about
US & World

China knife attack injures kindergarten children

[ad_1] At least 14 children have been injured in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Chongqing, south-west China.Police say a 39-year-old woman carrying a kitchen knife entered the school in Banan district on Friday morning, as the children were in the playground. The motive for the attack is unclear, though some reports on social media say the woman had a grievance against the government.The woman, whose surname was given
Education

More children in England at risk of abuse or neglect

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Councils in England started almost 200,000 investigations into possible harm in 2017-18 An average of 188 children a day in England are being put on protection plans because they are at risk of abuse or neglect, official figures reveal.Councils started 68,770 child protection plans during 2017-18, a rise of 2,360 in a year.The Local Government Association (LGA) said councils were "pushed to the
Education

Children with problems or problem children?

[ad_1] Image caption Anxiety is a warning of perceived danger There's nothing pleasant about being on the end of a child's angry or aggressive outburst - whether you're a parent or a teacher.And if that outburst happens in a classroom rather than the sitting room, the consequences for the child can be much more serious.But how can we tell if the child is just "being naughty" or whether mental ill
Health

Children ‘should be weighed up to age 18’, report says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children and young people up to 18 should have their weight and body mass index (BMI) recorded every year, says a report by child health experts.The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says England is falling behind other countries on obesity, mental health and infant deaths. It predicts rising health problems by 2030 without changes in policy.An NHS England spokeswoman said the report provided