Schools in Finland say no to classrooms
Should schools get rid of classrooms? This is what some schools in Finland have done. Children there are taught in one big space instead. Not everyone thinks it is a good idea.
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Obsession with ‘likes’ bad for you, says Meghan
Is she right? During an event with mental health workers in New Zealand, the Duchess said that “filtered” social media is making young people feel bad about themselves.
Cumberbatch describes fighting off muggers
Is it brave to confront criminals? Last November, the actor stepped in when he saw a delivery driver being mugged in the street. Cumberbatch now says his actions were “a bit foolhardy”.
Why Kirstie Allsopp smashed her kids’ iPads
Did Kirstie Allsopp make the right choice? The TV presenter broke her sons’ iPads after they broke her rules about playing Fortnite. She says it was the best thing she has ever...
Meet the world’s wackiest record breakers
Are world records a waste of time? The 2019 Guinness Book of World Records has been released. It celebrates many unusual achievements, from speedy doughnut eating...
£40,000: how much a family needs to be happy
How much money do you need in life? For a family of four, the answer is apparently £40,000. That covers food, travel and swimming lessons, but not the latest phone or a holiday abroad…
Why the number of children in gangs is rising
How can we stop the spread of gangs? New research has found that over 30,000 youngsters in England and Wales belong to a gang. Once they are in, there is often no way out.
Parents get more control over kids’ phone use
Should your phone time be limited? A new iPhone app lets adults decide how and when their children can use their phones. Some experts are warning that too much smartphone usage can be bad.
Scotland’s new strategy for tackling bullying
Can Scotland end bullying? Its schools will soon be forced to report bullying in more detail than before. At a time when some forms of bullying are on the rise, this could make a difference…
The heroism of the ‘Spider-Man’ who saved a boy
Should you risk your life for someone else’s? A Malian immigrant living in Paris did just that when he dramatically rescued a young child hanging from a balcony. He is being called a hero.
A mixed-race princess who could change Britain
Can Meghan Markle help end racism in the UK? Racial prejudice exists in the country — Meghan has experienced it. As a mixed-race woman, she hopes to change people’s ideas on this issue.
Marriage: the future of a very old tradition
Should marriage exist? To many, the royal wedding is a joyful celebration of love. Yet marriage has meant different things in the past, and love has not always had much to do with it.
Monarchy: how the UK’s royal family could end
Should the UK get rid of its royal family? Britain’s royals are popular, but some see them as a bad influence on society. They want to hold a referendum on the future of the monarchy.
It’s a boy! A new prince born to Will and Kate
Should we care about the new royal baby? Prince Louis may never ascend the throne, but he is already famous across the world. Some people are excited by his birth, while others are bored.
Statue to honour women’s vote campaigner
Are statues a good idea? One hundred years after women won the right to vote, feminist hero Millicent Fawcett becomes the first woman ever honoured with a statue in Parliament Square.