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'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud
Parents are compromising their children's future financial security with online sharing, warns Barclays.

German police stop 'truant' families at airport
Trying to avoid peak holiday time could mean fines for some Bavarian parents.

Greenwich University fined 120,000 for data breach
The Information Commissioner said the data breach, which included students' health problems, was serious.

French Muslim student Maryam Pougetoux hits back over headscarf claims
A French student union leader was accused by ministers of using her headscarf for political gain.

Foreign students: Home Office axes 'unusable' survey
Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.

School delay does not help summer-born, study shows
Putting summer-born children's school start back a year boosts attainment by less than one mark.

Nigerian students 'tied to cross and whipped' for being late
Three people, including the school's headteacher, are under arrest in Nigeria after the incident.

Exams: How do the new 9-1 GCSE grades work?
As teenagers face this year's GCSEs, we explain the new 9-1 grading structure in England.

Pupils find spellchecker 'cheat' in literacy test
Schools are given advice after an online glitch allowed pupils to see the correct answer in a spelling test.

Cardiff youngsters sent 200 miles to Liverpool for care
Building new children's homes is one option being considered for looking after children in care.

Bereavement lessons: Talking to children about death
Jamie's dad died when he was just four, now his family want to see bereavement lessons introduced in schools.

Would you give your kids total freedom?
A father of six living in rural Finland has an unusual parenting style: his children enjoy total freedom in the house.

NUS: 'Very worrying' harassment on campuses
The NUS says more work needs to be done to reduce sexual violence and harassment on campuses.

The Teesside gym with treadmills for toddlers
Andy Gray runs GymFants in Teesside and it's an exercise class with a difference.

Colombia's ex-fighters taught skills for peace
Farc guerillas have returned home, but they are often illiterate and unemployed and in urgent need of new skills for jobs.


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