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Pupils aged 4 to learn about online dangers

Children as young as four will be taught about sex and relationships as well as the dangers of the internet.

Before you choose your child’s secondary school, read this

The education specialists’ advice on what you should be looking for on open evenings

What you can do to keep your kids reading

Many parents have fond memories of their children hanging on to every word of a bedtime story.

Time to be brave on obesity and child health

he scandal of child ill-health is a long-standing, growing and urgent challenge. It should be matter of shame that a child’s health is so closely linked to

Work is all about finding the right chemistry

Ask the majority of Britons what Alderley Edge means to them and they will say big houses, big cars, Premiership footballers and television soap actors, yet the

A recipe for child neglect

Morbidly obese children are being taken into care. But are their parents really to blame? Katie Glass meets the loving mums and dads desperate to help their

Why cleanliness is ruining kids’ health

Put the handwash down. Exposure to some microbes can help immunity and prevent allergies, say leading scientists

Computer games ‘benefit children’, study finds

Children who play video games in moderation are more sociable, less aggressive, have fewer emotional problems and do better at school than their peers, Oxford University research

Children mourn the death of boardgames

Board games such as snakes and ladders, ludo and chess are falling out of favour because children are too busy playing with technology, according to a study.

Schoolgirl devises computer game to help detect dyslexia

A schoolgirl’s idea to use computer games to screen children for dyslexia has won the support of entrepreneurs and a leading charity.