2021 News: Second 4

03/10/2022: Around 2.6 million young people used an illegal drug in past year, charity finds

According to youth charity The Mix, there has been a 75% increase since last year in young people using substances to help them with life’s problems, with one in five users doing just that.


02/10/2022: April Jones: Is the internet safer after April Jones’ murder?

April Jones’ murder brought policies that were “game-changers” in protecting children, says one regulatory body. April, five, from Machynlleth, Powys, was abducted and killed in 2012 by Mark Bridger, . . . who had a mass of child abuse images on his computer. Her parents pushed for change and the Internet Watch Foundation were given powers that has since seen them remove millions of images.

02/10/2022: Third of primary school teachers ‘struggling to buy food’ as cost of living crisis sparks fears for education

A third of primary school teachers are struggling to afford food as a result of the cost of living crisis, sparking concerns for children’s education. In a poll shared exclusively with The . . . Independent, nearly 30 per cent said financial pressures were also impacting their ability to do their job well.

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