Children

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Young people must report harmful online content, says UK watchdog
Ofcom says 67% of 13 to 24-year-olds have seen harmful content on social media, but only 17% report it

Dan Milmo

26, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK is failing fostered children with mental health problems, warns charity
Report suggests half of all foster carers are looking after a child with complex needs

Donna Ferguson

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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US Covid-19 vaccine rollout for under-fives must overcome hesitancy
For many parents the availability of vaccination to the youngest age group is not before time but others plan to ‘wait and see’

Melody Schreiber

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How do I make friends so my son has playmates? | Ask Philippa
Be curious for your own sake about friendship, says Philippa Perry. You may have mild autism or something in your childhood may have made you defensive

Philippa Perry

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: scandal of England’s ‘inadequate’ private children’s homes
Private equity links and the pursuit of profit come with risks for children in the care sector, say experts

Niamh McIntyre, Karl Martinsson, Michael Savage and Shanti Das

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The awful grief of losing a loved one can change you as a person | Letters
Letters: Samantha Gibson, Judith Kent, Veronica Edwards and Janie Penn-Barwell on the pain of bereavement and how it can catch you unawares

Letters

24, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Primary-age children’s screen time went up by 83 minutes a day during pandemic – study
Global analysis finds increase most sharp among age group, prompting concerns about impact on health

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Can it get more Aussie?’: Bluey State of Origin episode tells a relatable tale of a family divided
Retired commentator Ray Warren appears in the episode, which has been praised for its heartwarming – and wrenching – depiction of the epic contest

Michael Sun

24, Jun, 2022 @3:56 AM

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A criminal record should not be a life sentence | Letters
Letters: David Wacks on youth convictions and cautions, John Hughes on the need to delete records of minor offences from decades ago, and a magistrate on the need for DBS reform

Letters

23, Jun, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Instagram to try out stronger age checks including video selfies
Verification in US will require youngsters to provide video or find three adults to vouch for them

Alex Hern Global technology editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:13 AM

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Costly report into Rotherham police failings ‘lets down’ grooming survivors
Police and crime commissioner ‘disappointed’ as child sexual abuse inquiry ‘fails to identify individual accountability’

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on criminal record checks: the case for second chances | Editorial
Editorial: Rules that force people to disclose decades-old convictions, including for non-violent offences, should be changed

Editorial

21, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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