Education

Brexit row ‘dreadful lesson’ for children

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Head teachers say the Brexit debate has become a terrible example for the young Young people are being taught "dreadful lessons" about behaviour by the angry rows over Brexit, says the principal of Gordonstoun - the private school in Moray attended by the Prince of Wales.Lisa Kerr warns that scenes such as the protests against MP Anna Soubry are undermining efforts in schools to
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Children under 10 accused of rape, Wales police data shows

[ad_1] Thirty-eight children under the age of 10 have been accused of rape over the past six years in Wales, police data has shown.All the cases were dropped as the age of criminal responsibility is 10.Over the same period there were also 106 allegations of sexual assault made against children under 10, a Freedom of Information request to the four Welsh forces revealed.NSPCC Cymru said children must be educated on
Health

Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Parents should worry less about how much time their children spend using screens, paediatricians have said.The first UK guidance on screen use for children says there is little evidence that it is harmful in itself.But experts say it is important that the use of devices does not replace healthy activities, such as sleep, exercising and time with family. The guidance avoids setting screen time limits,
Health

Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’

[ad_1] Image copyright Public Health England Children in the UK exceed the maximum recommended sugar intake for an 18-year-old by the time they are 10, according to experts. This is based on their total sugar consumption from the age of two, says Public Health England (PHE).Children consume much more than they should, around eight excess sugar cubes a day or 2,800 excess cubes per year.PHE wants families to cut back
Health

One in three children ‘not active enough’, finds sport survey

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images One in three children in England does fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day - half the amount recommended by government guidelines, a report by Sport England suggests.Girls are less likely to be as active as boys, with 13 to 16-year-olds the least active age group.The online survey of 130,000 five to 16-year-olds found children from poorer families did least exercise.Sports Minister Mims
Entertainment

EastEnders goes Disney for Children in Need

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The cast of EastEnders put on a special performance with an Aladdin theme Albert Square has had a Disney makeover for this year's Children in Need. The EastEnders cast have brushed up on their singing skills to perform a medley of Disney songs on the EastEnders set for the BBC fundraising night.Their performance will be among the highlights of the charity extravaganza, which is
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