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Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day 6 November 2017 From the section UK Image copyright Getty Images Police investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown. Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage “sexting” offences in 2016-17, a rate of 17 a day. Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, said: “There is a worrying upward trend.” He said social networks needed to remove indecent images more quickly. The number of cases where under-18s were sharing indecent or...

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Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol to keep slaver’s name

Colston’s Girls’ School in Bristol to keep slaver’s name 3 November 2017 From the section Bristol Image copyright Google Image caption Colston’s Girls’ School converted from a private school to an academy in 2008 A girls’ school named after a 17th Century slave trader will not change its name. Colston’s Girls’ School (CGS), in Bristol, said in a letter to parents it was “not appropriate” to remove merchant Edward Colston’s name. It comes after music venue, Colston Hall, said it would drop the “toxic” name in 2020 and Colston’s Primary said it would consult pupils and parents. CGS said...

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‘Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story’

‘Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story’ 3 November 2017 From the section Family & Education Image copyright NSPCC Image caption Marnie works four hours a week as a counsellor “It’s a way to give something back, to feel in that moment that you’re making a difference, you’re there to listen to children, you’re there to help them.” For Marnie, 27, giving up four hours a week to volunteer as a Childline counsellor is a privilege. She says knowing a child trusts her enough to tell her their story is overwhelming. Childline is urging more...

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Kingswinford parents brand school toilet cameras ‘creepy’

Kingswinford parents brand school toilet cameras ‘creepy’ 1 November 2017 From the section Birmingham & Black Country Image copyright SWNS Image caption One parent said putting CCTV in toilets was “absolute madness” Parents have criticised a secondary school after CCTV cameras were installed in pupils’ toilets. Summerhill School in Kingswinford in the West Midlands claimed cameras were intended to combat bullying and vandalism. But parents said the surveillance was “intrusive” and “creepy” and some children now refused to use the toilet. The school said “no cameras are directed towards sensitive areas including cubicles or urinals”. Midlands Live: Breast surgeon...

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‘I don’t want to give up my career to be a parent’

By Katherine Sellgren BBC News family reporter 31 October 2017 From the section Family & Education Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHalloween mummies march for maternity rights “I don’t want to have to give up my career to also be a parent,” says mother-of-two Chloe Barton. Chloe was one of about 250 campaigners who dressed up as Halloween mummies and took to the streets of London on Tuesday to campaign for better rights for working mothers. A total of six rallies were held across the UK in Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow, organised by the...

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