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1 in 8 children say time online harms their school work  

Nearly one in eight children in the UK say their online life harms their school work according to a survey by The Children’s Society.

The survey is among the evidence considered in the national charity’s new report,  Net Gains? Young People’s Digital Lives and Well-Being . 

It found 13% of young people aged 10-17 said their life online had a ‘mostly negative’ impact on their school...

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Three plead guilty to running illegal school

Two people and a charitable trust have pleaded guilty to running an illegal school, following an investigation by Ofsted.

From: Ofsted

In a hearing at Sheffield Magistrate’s Court, Shahjan Yasmin Hussain, Chair of Trustees; Dr Shathea Zamzam, Manager; and Yorkshire Tuition Centre have admitted to running an unregistered school.

The case was heard on 5 January 2022 and is the...

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Parents more climate conscious under their children’s watchful eye

Parents are more likely to take action against climate change if observed by their children, a study reveals.

The study, carried out in Innsbruck, Austria, looked at how to motivate ‘voluntary climate action’ across the generations, focusing on parents and children.

The researchers paid 368 parents 69€ each and asked how much of the money they wanted to keep and how much they would...

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More support to keep pupils in the classroom

Face-to-face education prioritised as it is important for pupils’ education and wellbeing

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 2 January 2022

Thousands of new air filters and further temporary measures will be introduced to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption, ahead of the pupils returning to the classroom this week....

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ALDI GIVES PARENTS THE GIFT OF SLEEP BY LAUNCHING A ONE-TIME ONLY DISCOUNTED SLEEP COURSE SPECIALBUY

OH BABY! ALDI GIVES PARENTS THE GIFT OF SLEEP BY LAUNCHING A ONE-TIME ONLY DISCOUNTED SLEEP COURSE SPECIALBUY

· Aldi’s baby and toddler brand, Mamia, partners with Just Chill Baby Sleep to launch discounted, award-winning online infant sleep courses

· Aldi is making sleep courses accessible for all, allowing parents to get that much needed good night’s sleep at a fraction of the...