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Tesco hides newspaper covers to stop children seeing ‘sexualised pictures’

Supermarket to only show names and logos on stands after pressure by campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes

Supermarket Tesco will no longer show the front covers of tabloid newspapers to avoid children seeing “sexualised pictures of young women”.

After months of lobbying by campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes, the largest supermarket chain in the UK said it would change the design of its “news cube” stands so newspapers will not be displayed vertically.

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Lens Blog: Uprooted Syrian Youths Express Themselves

Brendan Bannon worked with refugee children in Jordan to help them use photography to document their environment and express themselves.
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In defence of teens: they’re not just small adults with zits and bad taste

Adults only like themes of adolescence that matter to us. Do the teens care? Who knows – adults are boring

Teens. What are teens? Where do teens come from? Which memorial to genocide will they take selfies at next? Why don’t they care about the Rapture? Where do they learn so many ways to get high?

What will teens be obsessed with next, I wonder? Here’s the other thing I wonder about: why are adults so obsessed with teens? Why not old folks, or the perimenopausal?

Gevinson: That’s good. I want to start out by saying that what I want to do with this is … I’m in a unique position in interviewing you because we’re the same age–

Lorde: Holla.

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC to investigate conduct of 10 police officers

South Yorkshire officers were identified in Jay report, which found that 1,400 children had been sexually exploited in townThe conduct of 10 police officers in relation to complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham will be investigated by the…
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Satanic child abuse claims are almost certainly based on false memories

If anyone has evidence of satanic abuse in Scotland they should take it to the police, but lurid media reporting of unsubstantiated claims is counterproductive

“EXCLUSIVE: Charities claim that the satanic abuse of children is rife” screamed the headline in the Express on Sunday earlier this month. The piece reports that two charities, Kilmarnock-based Break the Silence and Dundee-based Izzy’s Promise, believe satanic abuse to be rife in Scotland and that it has been for decades. They say children are forced to take part in satanic rituals involving the sacrifice of babies and the making of snuff movies. According to Kate Short of Break the Silence, “Victims are so brainwashed they don’t dare to speak out.” These are obviously extremely serious allegations – but are they true?

A similar, although more detailed, story ran on the same day in the Scottish Express. Both stories point out that Police Scotland has said it is taking the allegations “incredibly seriously”. Following the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse scandal, it would be very surprising if they had said anything else. We now know that many of Savile’s victims had complained of being abused at his hands at the time the abuse was taking place and that they were ignored by those in authority. That this happened is a disgrace and the result was that Savile was free to abuse dozens, possibly hundreds, more victims.

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Children’s doctors urge national 20mph limit in built-up areas

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health suggests set of measures to help reduce UK’s child mortality rate

The national speed limit in built-up areas should be cut to 20mph to reduce the death toll of children on the roads, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said.

The college has challenged the next government to implement the new limit as part of a set of measures that it says would help reduce the UK’s child mortality rate – the second worst in Europe – and radically improve the state of child health.

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