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I’m coming straight out from the start and declaring that I loathe Halloween. As far as I’m concerned, everything about it is bad. At best, it’s another tacky commercial venture, grossly Americanised, piggybacking on several genuine festivals from ancient cultures. At worst, it encourages antisocial behaviour, is potentially dangerous — […]

The school Halloween fundraiser: so many wrong things in one ...








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It’s the age old problem. You really want to help your child with their homework (without giving them all the answers, of course) but you realise your own skills aren’t necessarily up to scratch. “It’s all changed so much since my day,” you mutter as you try to get your […]

Parents seek homework help, new site offers professional advice


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British children are bombarded every day with overtly sexual imagery and references. That’s the main conclusion of a six-month review into the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood by the Mothers’ Union. Citing explicit music videos, overly suggestive magazine covers and many forms of advertising surrounding kids every day, the “Letting […]

UK kids are being sexualised, must be protected, report finds


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There have always been bullies in schools and colleges, but the methods they use have evolved along with technology. Cyber-bullying — using technology such as computers and mobile phones to inflict some kind of hurt or embarrassment to a victim — is a fairly new phenomenon but one that’s set […]

“Sexting’ teens should be reeducated not criminalised, says NY lawmakers



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The BBC has announced the immense success of The Lingo Show, a CBeebies online game designed to introduce young children to different cultures and languages. Launched on the 14th February, and attracting over 135,000 visitors in the first week alone, The Lingo Show introduces French, Spanish, Mandarin, Welsh, Punjabi, Urdu, […]

The Lingo Show: CBeebies game teaching languages to young children


Lumley: Kids have slack morals The children of modern Britain have morals that are on the rocks, according to Joanna Lumley. Championing ‘old fashioned’ morality, she has spoken out against a perceived decline in standards, manners, and a respect for law and society. “We are very slack with our moral […]

Joanna Lumley bemoans modern children’s ‘slack’ morals


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BBC Learning is using the coming half-term to challenge families to find out more about the mysteries surrounding the creation of Stonehenge, travelling across the UK from Monday 21st to Friday 25th February. This unique event will include a variety of fascinating ancient activities including an interactive mini-drama, where the […]

Unravel Stonehenge mysteries with BBC Learning