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What Works in Schools and Colleges to Increase Physical Activity

This updated report summarises evidence of what works in schools and colleges to promote levels of activity amongst children and young people.

The evidence suggests an association between being physically active, and academic attainment and attention. Being physically active also helps to promote physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

Children and young people who are physically active are more likely to continue the habit into adult life.

This document is intended for:

  • headteachers
  • college principals
  • staff working in education settings
  • directors of public health
  • wider educational partners

Are your Food Resources Fit for Purpose?

Food – a fact of life has published Guidelines for producers and users of school education resources about food. These voluntary guidelines can be used to support the development of high quality resources or to audit resources already in use in school.

For more information and to view the guidelines, click here.

Review on Childhood Obesity Prevention – Updated

Interventions for preventing obesity in children – an updated Cochrane review

More children are becoming overweight and obese worldwide. Being overweight as a child can cause health problems, and children may be affected psychologically and in their social life. Overweight children are likely also to be overweight as adults and continue to experience poor physical and mental health.

The review authors searched many scientific databases to find studies that looked at ways of preventing obesity in children. They included studies aimed at all ages of children. Studies were included only if the methods they were using were aimed at changing children’s diet, or their level of physical activity, or both. Only the studies that contained the best information to answer this question, ‘randomised controlled trials’ or RCTs, were searched for.

To read the results of this review click here

Measles: Don’t Let Your Child Catch It!

This flyer for schools provides information and advice on measles and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. It is now available with additional translated versions of the leaflet.

This information is designed for use in schools, healthcare centres, A&E departments, hospital wards, walk-in centres and GP practices. It addresses common questions about measles and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine that protects against the disease.

Click here for the Flyer – Measles: Don’t Let Your Child Catch It!

Online Safety

Thinkuknow have released five articles to share to help keep parents engaged with their child’s online activities.

1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.

2. Sharing pictures of your child online
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. This article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.

3. Keeping your under 5s safe online
Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. This article looks at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

4. Live streaming: responding to the risks
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. This article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.

5. Using parental controls
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.

Teenage Cancer – Education & Awareness Resources

7 young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every day. The Teenage Cancer Trust want to improve early diagnosis through raising awareness of the main warning signs of cancer in teenagers and young adults.

Click on this link and  you will find useful education materials to help educate every young person in the UK about cancer and healthy living including the topics:

  • What is Cancer?
  • Sun Safety
  • HPV & Cervical Cancer