Research has emerged that suggests bullying could be more detrimental to a child's mental health than physical abuse. A US study of 1,420 children found that those who had been bullied, but not maltreated, were almost four times more likely to have mental health problems than children who were maltreated... So why do we continue to diminish the effect bullying has on children's mental health?
Since 2001 more than two million pupils left primary school without the ability to read well. Reading well, and with enjoyment, is a skill that unlocks opportunities at school and in life. If children do not read well, and enjoy reading, by the age of 11 they are likely to suffer social, economic and cultural exclusion as adults.
As it currently stands, there is a skills gap from leaving the education system and being able to function in the workplace. Could a contributory factor to this be due to the lack of interaction and education on how to responsibly use technology?
For those who are less academic and more creative, a keen interest and ability in art can offer them a much needed acknowledgement. It can give them praise that they might have otherwise bypassed and can therefore boost self-esteem for those who thought that they were all but hopeless.
I would urge all of those who voted to Remain to rekindle the feelings that they felt in the days following 23 June and to make a stand. We need to protect our economic future and the futures of our children and the Liberal Democrats might just provide the platform to achieve that.
Listening to the symptoms I described, our GP was helpful and prescribed us a brown inhaler known as a 'preventor' to try. Although he showed me how to use it, the demonstration was crammed into the end of a short appointment.
Children can't take out loans - but they can suffer the consequences of aggressive creditors all the same. The Children's Society is deeply concerned that bailiffs, utility companies and local councils who chase struggling parents over unpaid debts may be inflicting real damage to children's mental health.
In Britain we have reached the stage in our relationship with booze best summed up as can't live with it and unable to live without it. As Theresa Ma...
With jokes about Jolie getting the karma she deserves and how smug Aniston 'must' be feeling being plastered all over the internet, we have to ask: is our reaction to the split slightly cruel?
In an historic moment for the child fostering sector - and urged on by the Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP - foster care workers have voted to unionise and launch their own branch of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain Union (IWGB). The decision was taken at a packed meeting of foster care workers at Parliament on Monday 19th September.
When work is hectic and home life its usual mix of chaos, absurdity and laughter, finding new activity ideas for kids is the last thing on my mind. Inspiration alludes me.
The truth is all of the technology nowadays has been designed with children's education in mind and the gap between fun and learning has been bridged in a very discreet way so that kids don't actually realise how much they are learning.
Not since the trial of OJ Simpson has a "not guilty" verdict evoked such emotion as the jury's proclamation of Helen Titchener's (née Archer) innocen...
When a woman (and it usually is a woman) escapes domestic abuse, few would disagree that we should do all we can to make them safe and help them to rebuild their lives, out of the reaches of their abusers. Yet Gingerbread and Women's Aid have discovered that a new government service is suggesting survivors make contact with their abuser, share personal information with them and is potentially putting abusers in a position of financial control.
We must remember that our students are children and, curriculum burdens asides, they have to be at the heart of any decision we make. If we want them to enjoy their youth and not have to grow up too soon, we must prepare them for, but not force them into, the work patterns we must follow as adults.
But as the summer draws to a close the system is still moving at a snail's pace and there are 178 unaccompanied children stuck in Calais today, unable to reach their loved ones in the UK. A year since Aylan Kurdi's body was washed up on the beach in Turkey, we need Theresa May's new government to step up and stick to this commitment.