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So first the good news . . . Bullying – in the traditional sense, at least – is said to no longer be quite the problem it once was in schools in England. This is a conclusion based upon research and figures that the Department for Education has released in recent days to coincide with...
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Let us be clear about this right from the start. Our intention is not to criticise, to denigrate or to find fault. There has been much finger pointing – in the main at police forces in England and Wales – in response to the Inspectorate of Constabulary’s report on how child abuse investigations are conducted....
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Is YOUR child overweight? There is, it appears, a reasonable chance of it. You see, according to figures that have been released in recent days, almost one in four under-fives in Britain can be considered as such. This is, for obvious reasons, quite a concern. Research that is due to be presented at a congress...
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This week – November 17th to 21st 2014 – is Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying in all forms is something that, both as professionals and parents, we feel VERY strongly about. In this, we are far from alone. The internet, so often at the root of the problems that children and teenagers experience, is awash with resources,...
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It has been described as a ‘hidden epidemic’. It is time to bring it into the open. The ‘it’ in question is the impact that social media, video games, image sharing platforms and digital communications in other forms are having on children and adolescents and, in particular, their mental health. Think for a moment about...
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Child abuse comes in all different forms. Neglect. Physical. Sexual. Emotional. None is acceptable, all are abhorrent. Yet until recent days, the fourth form on that list – emotional abuse – wasn’t, amongst the general population, at least, considered to be as serious as the others. This is a misconception that has been challenged in...
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