Character Education

Compass Or A Sat Nav For The Digital World?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Asking students yesterday about the earliest time they logged on that morning, most admitted to waking early for fear of missing out (FOMO). The adrenaline rush they receive from posts being "liked" can become addictive and sleep is the casualty.

Children and Young People's Mental Health Crisis - A Damning 'State of the Nation' Report

Frederika Roberts | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Frederika Roberts

Suicide is the most common cause of death for boys aged between 5 and 19, being the cause of 14 per cent of deaths in this age group, and the second m...

Moral Virtues Help Young People Flourish

Xavier Bosch | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK
Xavier Bosch

Over the last twenty years teachers, parents and young people themselves have told me that the moral values we teach at ReachOut (Fairness and Good Judgement) through our mentoring projects benefit young people in numerous ways.

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

We Need to Better Prepare Young People for Life and the World of Work

Hannah Kentish | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Kentish

Working hard in school and getting the grades you need is incredibly important. But what I've learnt outside of the classroom, through my time in Scouting, has given me the confidence and life skills to take opportunities that I wouldn't have thought possible otherwise.

Character - The Key to Footballing Success

Xavier Bosch | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport
Xavier Bosch

How important are character strengths such as self-control when it comes to winning football matches? Surely you wouldn't risk being sent off for a nudge or an elbow, would you? Unless you couldn't help yourself.