The grassroots revolution making it normal for children to ‘play out’ again

In the 1970s and 80s it was normal for children to ‘play out’ on the.

The influence of social media and children’s food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has.

Mindfulness could promote positive body image

Awareness of internal body signals can affect the way we see ourselves

Mental Health trails begin in England schools

Up to 370 schools to join one of the largest trials in the world to boost the evidence about what works to support mental health and wellbeing

Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time

Results show that social media use did not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers, says UB psychologist

Study from @RCPCHtweets explores health impacts of screen time for young people

There is not enough evidence to confirm that screen time is in itself harmful to child health at any age, making it impossible to recommend age appropriate time limits.

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar.

A mountain of evidence on air pollution’s harms to children

Associations identified between various fossil fuel combustion pollutants and multiple health effects in children in the context of assessing the benefits of air pollution and climate change policies.

Physical activity in the evening does not cause sleep problems

No excuses folks – Even after a tough day, exercising in the evening won’t affect your sleep. Go for a walk!