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Parents/Carers News

09 August 2017

Children as young as five have been excluded from school for sexual misconduct, an investigation has found.

Hundreds of school pupils have been either permanently or temporarily kicked out of the classroom in the last four years after being involved in sexual acts, including watching pornography and sharing indecent images, according to figures obtained by the Press Association.

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03 August 2017

Parents are divided about whether it is right to post photos of one's children to social media, according to a study by the UK's communications watchdog.
Ofcom reported that just over half of parents it surveyed said they avoided what it termed "sharenting" altogether.

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20 July 2017

How are children’s play objects shaped by technological inventions? As toys become increasingly connected online, Bieke Zaman, Donell Holloway and Leila Green research the ‘Internet of Toys’.

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19 July 2017

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests.
The poll asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to score popular apps on issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying and body image.
Instagram said keeping the platform a safe and supportive place for young people was a top priority.

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