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Daily memo 13 November - 17 November

Welcome to the Parent Zone Daily memo. Here are the stories that have grabbed our attention in education, social care and the digital world...  

Wednesday 15 November


Too little too late?

Children facing abuse and neglect are only getting the help they need when their problems reach crisis stage. Read more.



Australia has voted YES to legalise gay marriage – here is how Twitter reacted. Read more.


Image: Jack Moreh

Lessons in life

The Police has released the first-ever lesson plans for schools to teach children what to do in a terrorist attack. Read more.


Sense and sensibility

When it comes to screen time, we need more sense and less hype. Read more.


Tuesday 14 November



It's going to get worse before it gets better...

Two-thirds of school leaders think the teacher recruitment crisis will deepen over the next few years. Read more.


Mental health matters

A teacher who took his own life has had his book republished and distributed to raise awareness of mental health. Read more.




Troll busted

Remember the man who complained about a Muslim woman walking past a Westminster terror attack victim? Turns out the account it came from was a Russian troll. Read more.


Stranger danger

A new investigation finds that strangers can speak to children through certain connected toys. Read more.

Tackling abuse

Watch this video showing how parents can teach their child about abuse and what to do if they find themselves in a similar situation.Read more.


Explicit content?

Facebook has banned a photo of a robin redbreast for being too sexual. Read more.


Monday 13 November



‘The ultimate rejection’

Recent research estimates that adopted children can be up to 20 times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than their peers. Read more.

Father's fury

A father expressed his anger over daughter’s RE homework where she was asked to write about converting to another religion. Read more.

A matter of trust

According to a recent study, teenagers 'sext' (send texts of a sexual nature) to test whether they can trust each other. Read more.

Take it back

 How to delete WhatsApp messages past the 7-minute deadline. Read more.

Let the kids decide

Children should be allowed to decide what sex they are without judgment or derision from teachers, the Church of England has said. Read more.