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Met police operation secretly monitors children online
Revelations about Project Alpha collection of ‘personal data’ from those as young as 13 raise concerns for minority ethnic children

Wil Crisp

06, Jun, 2023 @12:16 PM

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Disposable vapes should be banned to protect children, UK paediatricians say
Single-use e-cigarettes growing in popularity among young people despite unknown health effects and environmental impact

Rachel Hall

06, Jun, 2023 @4:00 AM

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A blooming great way to explore gardens | Brief letters
Brief letters: Open gardens weekend | Teaching kids a lesson | Sexist crossword | Laughing like a baby

05, Jun, 2023 @4:07 PM

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Exam season makes everyone unhappy. Why do we put up with it? | Zoe Williams
The intolerable pressure leads to terrible family rows. I thought I had escaped the worst of it with my children, but I now realise I was wrong, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

05, Jun, 2023 @3:07 PM

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Children’s enjoyment of writing has fallen to ‘crisis point’, research finds
Only one in three UK children now enjoy writing in their free time – including text messages – with those on free school meals most likely to do so

Sarah Shaffi

05, Jun, 2023 @2:19 PM

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The Guardian view on outsourced children's homes: the wrong model | Editorial
Editorial: New research shows that for-profit businesses make worse carers. It’s time to admit that privatisation failed


04, Jun, 2023 @5:30 PM

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Do yourself and other parents a favour – lower the bar | Emma Wilkins
Doing what works for you, your family and your budget – rather than what you think you’re expected to – can mean less stress and more satisfaction

Emma Wilkins

04, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Children with ADHD are being failed’: parents share their experiences of an overwhelmed system
Since the pandemic there has been a steep rise in cases of ADHD among children. Here, experts discuss why, parents describe their struggles and campaigners say what needs to change

Andrew Anthony

04, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Record number of young in the UK ‘at risk of exploitation’ this summer
Barnardo’s fears the cost of living crisis will leave families unable to afford holiday activities, leaving children prey to sexual predators online and criminal gangs on the street

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Much easier to say no’: Irish town unites in smartphone ban for young children
Parents and schools across Greystones adopt voluntary ‘no-smartphone code’ in bid to curb peer pressure

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

03, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Australia’s teenage smoking rates rise for first time in 25 years, research reveals
Data also finds an increase in vaping among 14 to 17 year olds in what researchers warn is a clear ‘gateway’ to smoking

Cait Kelly

02, Jun, 2023 @7:15 AM

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I’m a teacher – and this is why I’m not giving my son a smartphone yet | Lola Okolosie
The adverse effects on children’s mental health are well known, and at 10, our son is too young to safely navigate the internet, says English teacher and writer Lola Okolosie

Lola Okolosie

02, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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