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An online sports parenting programme could provide opportunities to engage under-represented families

Organised sport provides an important opportunity for regular physical activity for children, with research demonstrating it is key to children’s health and well-being. Recent research published this month from Matthew Saunders at the University of Queensland, Australia,  has begun to develop a new positive parenting programme, ‘Play Well Triple P’. The programme is designed to support parenting behaviour to enhance their child’s enjoyment and participation in the Junior Rugby League. The research findings demonstrate that…
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Support offered to GCSE students in England

To limit the impact Covid-19 has had on this year’s GCSE cohort, Ofqual is extending support to certain students. Initially requested by the Department for Education, those studying maths, physics, and combined science will be allowed to use formulae and equation sheets during their exams. As Education Secretary Gillian Keegan explained, this is the last GCSE group to have had Covid-related interruptions during secondary school. As she put it, “it’s right that we recognise that…
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UNSECO report urges the ban of smartphones in schools

A new report from UNESCO, the UN’s education, science and culture agency, recommends that smartphones should be banned from classrooms. This suggestion has been made in order to help curb cyberbullying and disruption to learning. The report also cites increased amounts of screen time as being detrimental to a child’s emotional stability. The findings recommend that the inclusion of digital devices or software should be there to supplement face-to-face interaction with teachers, not to replace…
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Use of screens, caregiver mental health, parenting, and childhood ADHD symptoms

New research published this month suggests a link between screen use, caregiver mental health and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children. Research by Fanziska Waller at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria hypothesised that parents’ mental health and stress is associated with impairments in their parenting behaviour. It was also predicted that higher levels of screen time would connect to increased levels of ADHD symptoms within children. To examine these claims, researchers recruited participants from…
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Pandemic related stress has aged the teenage brain

According to findings released by California’s Stanford University this year, it appears that the brains of adolescents after pandemic lockdowns can look several years older than their pre-pandemic counterparts. Research published in the Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, by Ian Gotlib, professor of Psychology in the School of Humanities & Sciences, explains that a young person’s brain usually experiences intense growth in the hippocampus and amygdala during puberty and the early teenage years. These areas…
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The UK Online Safety Bill expected to pass by early 2023 and media literacy tips

The UK is preparing to become among the first countries in the world to introduce comprehensive new laws aimed at making online users safer – see Ofcom’s roadmap to online safety regulation.  Ofcom’s latest research highlights the risks of harm to children online and reports that over three-quarters (77%) of young people aged 8-17 have their own social media account. Many of the youngest users – between 8-12 – had assistance from a parent or carer to set up…
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Cyberbullying on social media

A new report from online protection company McAfee finds that there has been an increase of cyberbullying on social platforms. Children as young as 10 years old are seeing racist attacks and other forms of online harassment. The report finds that globally more than one in four children face some sort of racism in the media, while one in six are affected by sexual harassment. It is notable that cyberbullying is increasingly coming from people…
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Climate change is effecting children’s health medical journal reports

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has recently published several studies focusing on the impact of climate change on children’s bodies. It is part of a large scale effort to acknowledge the ongoing climate crisis and the consequences this is having on young people around the world. A feature story published in the June 16 edition of NEJM focuses on fossil fuel emissions and its effect on children’s dermatologic, respiratory, and cardiovascular health. Frederica…
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The gamification of play during lockdown

Lockdown was a stressful time for many around the world, especially those with young children. To understand the effectiveness of leisure programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, researchers in Spain studied ‘gamification’ – a technique to engage people through play, motivation, and problem solving. 58 parents and 82 children (with a mean age of 8.35) were recruited, with a smaller sample of 32 parents used for semi-structured interviews. All participants had access for…
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Exploring the incidence of postnatal depression amongst fathers

While there appears to be both information and resources for mothers experiencing postnatal depression (PND), it is estimated that as many as 1 in 10 fathers also experience depression in the first year after the birth of their baby. Stigmas around mental health and the stereotypes surrounding pregnancy-related issues (especially in heterosexual couples) have led experts to believe that the number men suffering with depression one year after birth may well exceed 10%. Fathers may…
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