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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



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The Evolution of Sex Education I’m no expert on how sex and relationships education in schools has changed over the years, but stereotypically things have become more liberal of late, with a focus much more on the process and physical repercussions of sex than on moral and societal issues surrounding […]

English schools’ revised sex education curriculum to focus on family


Superstar Kylie Minogue has agreed to become patron of the newly formed StudyVox Foundation, a charity launched today to support British undergraduates seeking help with tuition fees. Kylie, who has spent time at StudyVox’s headquarters, said, “Studyvox is such a fantastic site for students. It helps them to be connected […]

Kylie Minogue patrons StudyVox Foundation: bursary support for UK undergraduates


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is celebrating the delivery of the 100,000th book through its UK programme. Four year old Thomas Donkin from Wigtownshire received the very special delivery, which included a personal letter from Dolly herself, from postman Alan McColm this week. In her letter to Thomas Dolly explained: “I […]

Dolly Parton’s UK Imagination Library delivers its 100,000th book



Hundreds of toddlers across the UK are participating in a new programme created especially for them, ‘TinyTalk Toddlers’. Developed by the team behind the successful TinyTalk Baby Signing Classes, TinyTalk Toddlers focuses on children who are starting to walk and talk with a more physical, interactive experience. With new themes […]

Help your toddler to talk with new national classes from ...


This is a guest post by Mark Lakewood, CEO, a distinguished bullying prevention expert, author, and speaker with over 20 years of clinical experience as a family therapist. He provided clinical and consultation services to school personnel and students on issues of bullying and behavior management. He facilitates the “Standing […]

Bullying Prevention Skills and Techniques for Children