Children

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

Mother drowned twins in break-up ‘revenge’

A depressed mother who drowned her twin toddlers in the bath has been jailed for up to 10 years.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Over half of parents worry children lack essential life skills

Six in 10 parents worry their teenage children lack essential life skills, a survey has found.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Treatment at NHS transgender clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Transgender treatment at NHS clinic ‘is dangerous’

Debbie Hayton, a science teacher who transition as an adult, has said that she is concerned the treatment at the only NHS gender clinic for children is “dangerous”.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Head teacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

Headteacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

Headteacher who let London Bridge terrorist teach gets management ban

The headteacher who allowed London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt to teach unsupervised at an east London school has been banned from management roles.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mental Health

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

‘Appalling’ mental health provsion is behind a sharp rise in the number of self-harming children, a professor has claimed.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks anti-FGM bill

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks bill to protect children at risk from FGM

Conservative MP Christopher Chope blocks bill to protect children at risk of FGM

Conservative MP Christopher Chope, who had previously objected to a bill to criminalise upskirting, has blocked new legislation that would have strengthened laws against female mutilation.

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing his parents for being born

'I'd give up happy moments not to exist', says man suing parents for being born

Raphael Samuel is suing his parents to make a point that having children is 'selfish'

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One in three children living in ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK boss

One in three children live among ‘toxic levels of air pollution’, says Unicef UK

Alastair Harper, Head of Advocacy at Unicef UK has said that one in three children are living in areas that would be classed as having “toxic levels of air pollution”.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says charity CEO

Nick Stace, the CEO of Prince’s Trust, has said that people need to find a way to use social media “in a way that does not harm” them.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton on gender-neutral toys: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton: ‘I did play with Barbie dolls growing up and I am so glad’

Dan Wootton has said that he played with Barbie dolls when he was growing up and he is “so glad” that his mother was “able to embrace that freedom of expression”.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Clarks scheme is ‘not about teaching, it is about modelling good communication’, says National Literacy Trust Campaign Manager

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop to partake in scheme to improve children's literacy skills

Clarks shoe shop are training 6,500 staff in a bid to improve children’s language skills, but National Literacy Trust’s Judith Parke’s has said it is “not about teaching” children, it is about “modelling good communication between an adult and child”.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s ex-Head of Religion

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

RE lessons stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

Channel 4’s former Head of Religion Aaqil Ahmed has said Religious Education lessons are important to stop the “vacuum of stupidity”, after it was revealed that parents are removing their children from the lessons.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to fight fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie to join the BBC to educate about fake news

Angelina Jolie will join the BBC for a series of special programmes to introduce young people to truth rather than opinion.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Little Star Activity Table

Toy company changing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' lyrics branded 'totally wrong' by education campaigner

Toy company changing 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' lyrics branded 'totally wrong'

A toy company's decision to remove the word 'black' from the nursery rhyme 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' is "totally wrong", an education campaigner has claimed.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Baby

Doctors can take money from cigarette companies and don't have to tell anyone about it, says Dr Chris van Tulleken

Doctors 'not legally obliged' to declare conflicts of interest

Dr Chris van Tulleken has claimed that babies are wrongly being diagnosed with milk allergies because of the influence of the baby formula industry on medical professionals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says homeless charity Shelter

More than 130,000 children will be without a home at Christmas, says Shelter

More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Child killer David McGreavy who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from prison

David McGreavy: Killer who impaled children on railings to be released from jail

A man who killed three children before hanging their bodies on a fence outside their home has been cleared for release by the Parole Board.

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

Seven-year-old youtuber makes £17.2 million in a year

A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has topped a list of highest-earning youtubers after making £17.2 million.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

nkie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents as well as children, says parenting coach

Frankie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents as well as children, says parenting coach

Frankie & Benny’s ‘no phone zone’ is for parents and children, says ex-teacher

Parenting coach Sue Atkins has said that parents often ask about how to “get a teenage off their phone” but parents also need to think about how they use them.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

The two-children family has been ‘disappearing for a century’, says sociology professor

The two-children family has been ‘disappearing for almost a century’, says sociology professor

Professor: The two-child family has been ‘disappearing for almost a century’

Professor Ellis Cashmore, Visiting Professor of Sociology at Aston University has said that the two children family has been “disappearing for the best part of a century”, as new figures show that families are now only having one child.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

NSPCC on report on youngsters' mental disorders: 'We're failing young people'

A report from NHS Digital found that one in eight young people had a mental disorder in 2017

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low as women ‘delay childbearing’, figures show

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low as women ‘delay childbearing’, figures show

Number of 25-year-olds having children reaches record-low

The number of 25-year-old women having had a child is at a record-low, with only a quarter of women reaching the threshold having had at least one child, new figures find.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

IVF is ‘not a main factor’ in the fall of adoption numbers, says Adoption UK

IVF is ‘not a main factor’ in the fall of adoption numbers, says Adoption UK

IVF is ‘not a main factor’ in the fall of adoption numbers, says Adoption UK

Adoption UK’s Alison Woodhead has said that IVF and other fertility treatments are “a factor” in the drop of adoption numbers but “not the main factor”.

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t get their tonsils out, says professor

‘Nothing terrible will happen’ if children don’t remove tonsils, says professor

Professor Tom Marshall has said that “nothing terrible is going to happen” if children do not get their tonsils removed, after a report found that thousands of children are having “unnecessary” surgery.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks would work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Pedals under desks may work better in offices than classrooms, says psychologist

Psychologist Bradley Busch has said that pedals under desks would work better for “adults in office” rather than in a school, after a Primary school in Suffolk installed pedals under desks to encourage “an active lifestyle”.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we really want to tell children it is okay to hit out at other people?’

Professor to Matthew Wright: ‘Do we want to tell children it is okay to hit?'

Professor Ray Jones has said that we should not be teaching our children “it is okay to hit out at other people” by smacking them as psychologists call for smacking of children in the family home to be outlawed due to the effect it can have on their mental health.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

Damian Hinds: 'Technology could help support early development in children'

The Education Secretary has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that technology could have positive sides in a child's early development.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Saira Khan: 'My daughter thought she couldn't be Cinderella because of her brown skin'

Saira Khan: 'My daughter thought she couldn't be Cinderella because of her brown skin'

Saira Khan: 'My daughter said she can't be Cinderella because her of brown skin'

Saira Khan reveals the moment her daughter cried at the Disney movie Cinderella and talks about the effects of not seeing enough minority ethnicity characters

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Nurse arrested on suspicion of baby murders bailed

Lucy Letby has been bailed by Cheshire Police pending further inquiries

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

Over 22,000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds

There are double the amount of severely obese children in Year 6 as there are in reception class

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

One third of children with mental health issues are denied help, says NSPCC

Research by the NSPCC shows the number of children referred for mental health help has increased since 2014, but a third are being refused help

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

NSPCC urges PM to act as '150 children a day denied mental health help'

The NSPCC has written to the Prime Minister to urge her to speed up improvements to child mental health services

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs call for legal rights for grandparents to see grandchildren

MPs are asking for a revision to the Children's Act that would give grandparents and other relatives increased rights

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

The technology giant said it would begin holding interactive sessions for schools in its retail stores later this year

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple scheme to encourage UK kids to get into engineering

Apple has announced its support for the Government's Year of Engineering scheme, designed to get more school children to enter the profession

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Good exam results are important – but not at the expense of mental health, warns Helen Lowe

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Headmaster: Parents putting too much pressure on kids to perform

Some parents are putting academic success above their child's health and happiness, Helen Lowe has warned

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Superman costume as worn by Christopher Reeve

Superman actor Christopher Reeve's son to open spinal cord rehabilitation clinic

Superman actor Christopher Reeve's son to open spinal cord rehabilitation clinic

Matthew Reeve to attend launch of first clinic of its kind in the UK

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

'Children are malnourished, grey and in dirty clothes', headteachers warn

Headteachers claim some children put food from the school in their pockets to take home

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

The eggs come in either pink and blue packaging and have different toys

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender', says social theorist

'Children are being pushed down the route of being transgender'

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has warned it's not scientifically clear that it's possible to be born in the wrong body

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Japanese father granted sole custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand

Japanese father granted sole custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand

Japanese father granted sole custody of 13 surrogate children in Thailand

The babies were born by nine surrogate mothers

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Man used different social media accounts to send obscene content to young girls

Yorkshire paedophile ridiculed for 'inept' attempt to hide his crimes

Yorkshire paedophile ridiculed for 'inept' attempt to hide his crimes

The man was on bail when he used the different accounts in an attempt to hide what he was doing from police

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Katie Perrior claims women should hire men or ugly women as nannies to avoid cheating partners

Katie Perrior claims women should hire men or ugly women as nannies to avoid cheating partners

Katie Perrior claims women should hire men or ugly women as nannies

Mike Graham and Katie Perrior spoke to pychologist Jane McCartney about why some men cheat with nannies

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Firefighters rescue boy being dangled from balcony by grandmother

Firefighters rescue boy being dangled from balcony by grandmother

Firefighters rescue boy being dangled from balcony by grandmother

The boy was attached to a rope and had allegedly been trying to reach a blanket

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one of their twins citizenship

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one of their twins citizenship

Gay couple sues US State Department for allowing only one child citizenship

Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks had twins using a surrogate mother, each with one of the father's DNA

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

The End Child Poverty coalition says half of the children in some parts of the UK are growing up in poverty

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Turpin parents home in California was listed as private school, but never inspected

California torture scandal: Turpin parents' home was listed as private school, but never inspected

Turpin parents' home was listed as private school, but never inspected

David and Louise Turpin allegedly tortured their 13 children at home

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Iain's conversation with Claire took a rather bizarre turn

'I'm not that bothered I haven’t died from anything yet' - Iain Lee declares quote of the night

'I haven’t died from anything yet' - Iain Lee declares quote of the night

Caller Claire's comment caused an outburst of laughter from our talkRADIO host

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

'We can't always blame parents for children being overweight', says British Obesity Society

Obesity campaigner blames Margaret Thatcher changes for Britain's crisis

Obesity campaigner blames Margaret Thatcher changes for Britain's crisis

Paul Evans from the British Obesity Society says we must improve education on diet

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

'Heartless and evil' - Theresa May slammed over homelessness at PMQs

Labour MPs shouted 'shame' when Theresa May responded to a question by MP Rosena Allin-Khan

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MP used 'inaccurate figures about children' from Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower: Labour MP Emma Dent Coad 'used inaccurate figures about children affected'

abour MP 'used inaccurate figures about children affected in Grenfell'

Emma Dent Coad claimed over 200 children were still in bed and breakfast accommodation for up to six months, adding she believed it was illegal

Monday, December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart slammed for 'sexist' joke about parents

Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart slammed for 'sexist' joke about parents

Saturday Night Live host Kevin Hart slammed for 'sexist' joke about parents

Kevin Hart spoke about the roles of mothers and fathers during this monologue on Saturday Night Live

Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

NHS gender survey is 'political correctness gone wrong', says Tim Loughton MP

NHS child gender survey is 'political correctness gone mad', says Tory MP Tim Loughton

NHS child gender survey is 'political correctness gone mad', says Tory MP

The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about a survey from the NHS which asked children if they were comfortable in their gender

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Father complains to 'sexist' school claiming its like travelling through time

Stephen Callaghan wrote a letter which said his daughter left for school in 2017 'but when she returned home in the afternoon she was from 1968'

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Poverty progress at risk of reversing back 20 years

Joseph Rowntree Foundation research finds that 30% of children and 16% of pensioners live in poverty

Poverty progress at risk of reversing back 20 years

Currently, 30% of children and 16% of pensioners live in poverty in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised over sexual harassment and arms sales in PMQs

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised over sexual harassment and arms sales in PMQs

'Abysmal presentation' - Damian Green criticised for PMQs performance

Damian Green was standing in for Theresa May in PMQs, but many on Twitter aren't actually sure how to spell his name

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