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The problem children who are really victims

Image copyright Getty Images Child L is the kind of 15-year-old that police, education and social services might consider a problem. He goes out every evening and often does not come home at night. He regularly misses school. His teachers find him disruptive and struggle with his behaviour. He has ...

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Kids baffled by YouTube and Instagram terms

The terms and conditions of sites like YouTube and Facebook require a reading age of at least 18 to be properly understood, the BBC has found. The minimum age to use apps is 13. Firms could be breaching European data rules, which require them to clearly spell out how they ...

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Wellbeing classes transform London school

Image caption Parents Sam and Amanda: “Everyone’s got the same kind of issues, it’s really helped” “It helped me not to react as quick and think about the way I’m dealing with the kids, rather than going off at the deep end,” says Natalie. “It means a lot, it’s a ...

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Germany to fight anti-Semitism in schools with new team

Image copyright AFP Image caption Children learn about the Holocaust at a Jewish school in Berlin The German government plans to send 170 anti-bullying experts into schools after the summer break to tackle anti-Semitism among children. “Anti-Semitism in schools is a big problem,” Families Minister Franziska Giffey said. Last month ...

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Brightlingsea pupils ‘feel unsafe’ at Colne school

Image copyright Google Image caption Colne School in Brightlingsea was once “outstanding” but now needs special measures, inspectors said. Pupil behaviour at a once outstanding school has become “scary” and “frightening”, it has emerged. The Colne Community School in Brightlingsea is part of the Thrive Partnership. Ofsted, which previously rated ...

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‘Councils beat academy trusts at boosting failing schools’

Image copyright Getty Images Councils are best when it comes to boosting the inspection grades of inadequate schools, analysis of official figures suggests. Researchers looked at how much schools rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2013 had improved by the end of 2017. Those schools that had remained council maintained were ...

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The Chipwich Is Back for Summer

For many of us, no childhood frozen treat was more decadent or desirable than the Chipwich, a thick slab of ice cream sandwiched between two cookies and rolled in chocolate chips. But if you haven’t been paying close attention, you might not have even realized that it’s been years since ...

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