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The latest news about children and young people from a range of news sources.

Calls for DfE advice on lockdowns as more schools adopt the anti-terror measure (30/06/2017)

Teaching unions and security experts demand government guidance on school lockdowns in the event of a terrorist attack
Security experts and teaching unions are calling for the government to give . . . schools information about how or whether they should practise lockdown procedures. Recent terror attacks at home and abroad have prompted a growing number of schools in England to introduce plans to lock teachers and pupils in classrooms to keep them safe in the event of a terrorist incident.
Full story: TES

‘Ban parents from leaving engines on’, says guidance (30/06/2017)

Parents should be banned from leaving the car running while waiting outside school gates, to cut air pollution, according to official health guidance. The guidance also calls for councils to set up . . . clean-air zones that could ban the most polluting vehicles or introduce charges. The authors have called for “clean air” to be given the same importance as “clean water”. Air pollution contributes to 29,000 deaths each year in the UK. The report is by two government bodies – Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Full story: BBC

Limiting time online ‘won’t protect children’ (30/06/2017)

Limiting children’s use of the internet will not protect them against the ills of social media, researchers say. UK teenagers have some of the highest rates of internet use in the developed world – . . . something that has a strong link to lower levels of well-being. The Education Policy Institute study said restricting usage can prevent children gaining the digital skills and emotional resilience to keep them safe. The government said it was vital to help children deal with online risks.
Full story: BBC

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Find the latest events and conferences across the UK around children and young people.

Digital Families 2017

12/10/2017 (Central London)
CEOP and Parent Zone are delighted to be working together to deliver their first national conference. With experts from a range of disciplines, the event will explore new and emerging risks that can . . . affect children and young people in the digital age, the latest research into what works, and effective responses for parents and carers. With digital resilience as a central theme, the conference is an ideal opportunity for teachers, social workers, and anyone working in the field of online safety, to hear about current approaches. More

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Find the latest websites and resources about and for young people.

Stand against Violence

Stand Against Violence works with young people up to the age of 25 years and their associates to prevent violence. Our work to date has received overwhelmingly positive feedback reporting reductions in violence, fighting . . . and improved attitudes towards violence. We deliver violence prevention workshops and talks to education establishments, businesses, and the Community. The workshops and talks focus on personal safety; anger and aggression; basic life support and the awareness of choices and consequences. These workshops are ideal for PSHE, safeguarding and safety awareness education. More

The Refuge

Interactive resource for young people about living in a refuge.

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UK Youth

UK Youth is a leading national charity that reaches 693,000 young people every year through the largest network of youth clubs and projects. For over 100 years we have been enabling young peo-ple to learn and succeed. We . . . support young people through a range of innovative programmes to gain life-skills that build confidence, resilience and make them more employable. More