Risk by Design 

Recommendation systems are a defining feature of the digital world. They suggest to children videos they should watch, information they should read, games they should play, and even who they should be friends with.  When used effectively, they can play an important role in helping children navigate the online world, to refine the masses of content available in … Continue reading Risk by Design 

Playing outside: who, where and what? 

In September and October 2021, thirty students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences conducted research in the Netherlands. Every student walked crosswise through their own residential area on at least two different days to observe where and which children are playing outside, writes urban geographer Gerben Helleman, author of the blog Urban Springtime. “In addition, we … Continue reading Playing outside: who, where and what? 

Second Report from Children’s Alliance

Baroness Frances D’Souza has called for the appointment of a Cabinet Minister for Children as a new report criticises the Government’s strategy for children’s physical health as a ‘crude fixation’ on ‘weight management’. The Honorary President of The Children’s Alliance said:‘Physical Health’ is a comprehensive study of children’s physical health during the time of Covid-19. … Continue reading Second Report from Children’s Alliance

Children’s Alliance report on Early years

Covid-19 has uncovered entrenched health inequalities; hobbling UK children even prior to birth and creating a ‘twin-track childhood’ on course to derail a post-pandemic recovery unless children are placed at the heart of it.This is the view of ‘The Early Years’: a Report developed by 31 academics, voluntary sector and childcare professionals and published today … Continue reading Children’s Alliance report on Early years