Sad new stats reveal even pre-school children are hurting themselves.
New statistics show that more than 1,800 children under 10 have been treated in hospital for self-harming in the past decade. The shocking figures have raised concerns about mental health and children being overlooked.
Last year almost 150 boys and girls aged 10 or under, including more than 80 pre-school children, went ... Continue reading
Coca-Cola truck’s Santa makes girl cry after telling her she’s on the naughty list
Brooke Rarity, 4, was reduced to tears after meeting Santa Clause on the famous Coca-Cola truck.
Mum Kellie took Brooke to see Santa and the iconic Coca-Cola truck at a Morrison’s store in Lindsayfield, Scotland. The truck was in darkness after generator broke down but the youngster was still excited to meet ... Continue reading
Children’s maths skills are suffering because “satnav generation” rely too much on devices, says minister
Young pupils may be banned from using calculators in schools after a minister has raised concern that children are struggling to memorise times tables.
The use of calculators will be looked at as part of a national curriculum review after schools minister Nick Gibb said children are too reliant on the devices.
“Children ... Continue reading
Find out for free about the various services and help available for your child at The Learning Disability Today Conference
The largest UK event for the learning disability community takes place in London today (Tuesday November 29), to provide parents and carers with all the information they need to help support their little ones.
The Learning Disability Today Conference, which is being held in The Business Design Centre, Islington, covers a wide range of new ... Continue reading
Government inquiry launched today to investigate children’s self esteem and attitudes towards their bodies
An inquiry begins today to learn more about what British children think of their bodies. A group of MPs from all parties will be investigating children’s attitudes to their bodies, including the effect of the media on conditions such as anorexia, obesity and self-harm.
The investigation follows figures from earlier this year ... Continue reading
Chris Whitehead’s two-day demonstration against shorts ban lands him top nomination
A schoolboy who wore a skirt to lessons in protest of a ban on boys wearing shorts in the summer has been nominated for a human rights prize.
Chris Whitehead, who attends Impington Village College, is on the shortlist for Liberty’s ‘Human Rights Young Person of the Year’ award following his two-day ... Continue reading
The traditional summer break could be slashed from six weeks to just four weeks for primary and secondary schools in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
School might be out for summer for a fortnight less for children in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The local authorities are considering cutting the long summer school holiday from six weeks to four weeks in both primary and secondary schools.
The changes would come into effect in 2013/2014 at ... Continue reading
Researchers aiming to understand why children born very prematurely often struggle with maths
A group of schoolchildren are taking part in a UK research project to try to understand why children born prematurely often have problems with maths.
Over 10,000 babies are born very prematurely (more than eight weeks early) each year in the UK. Many go on to develop learning difficulties, in particular with ... Continue reading
People who score highly on IQ tests as children are more likely to dabble in drugs, according to new research
Children with high IQs are at a greater riskhave a greater chance of using drugs, according to new research at Cardiff University.
The study involved nearly 8,000 British people, whose IQs were scored in the 1970s when they were children. Researchers followed up with the participants at ages 16 and 30, with ... Continue reading
As Anti-Bullying Week starts, the National Autistic Society (NAS) releases top tips for helping autistic children deal with bullying at school.
With Anti-Bullying Week starting today, the National Autistic Society (NAS) has shared its top tips to help parents of children with autism who are concerned about bullying.
Research by the NAS suggests that over 40% of children with autism and almost 60% of children with Asperger syndrome have been bullied at school.
As ... Continue reading
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