Young people will have the opportunity to become Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths mentors as part of a new programme to help inspire their younger counterparts to study STEM. A new Young STEM Leaders Programme, which will be run by the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre (SSERC) in partnership withRead More →

One in five mothers believe they had a baby ‘too late’ in life, according to a new study. Researchers who surveyed 2,000 mums aged 18 and upwards, found many regret not having a child when they were younger. More than half who feel this way believe they struggled to keep upRead More →

Specialist bike shop, Evans Cycles, has launched its new ‘Bike to school’ Poetry Competition to inspire the next generation of cyclists, teaming up with Sir Chris Hoy to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winning primary school. Aimed at educating children about the wider benefits of cycling, the initiativeRead More →

Nearly two-thirds of parents (65%) say that their children struggle to concentrate on homework as they are constantly being distracted by social networks, messaging, online games, and other online services according to new research by BT Whole Home Wi-Fi. Fifty three per cent of parents with children aged 7-18 acrossRead More →

Teenage drinking in Scotland has declined dramatically over the past decade, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. A World Health Organisation (WHO) report published today (September 26), Adolescent alcohol-related behaviour: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002-2014, reveals that since 2002 weekly drinkingRead More →

The first ever national action plan to encourage and support all parents to be fully involved in their child’s education has been launched by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. The strategy has over 50 recommendations and is supported by £350,000 from the Scottish Government to help address barriers some parents may face.Read More →

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has today (Monday 3 September) delivered a speech on online child sexual exploitation in which he said that “keeping our children safe will be my mission as Home Secretary” and warned tech companies that he would not be afraid to “take action” if they did not takeRead More →

A study, which polled 1,000 parents of kids in secondary school, has revealed that two thirds of parents think teachers should teach schoolchildren about the signs and symptoms of cancer. The results also suggests mums and dads would like the education process to start at the age of 11. According toRead More →

Knowing how to quell a supermarket tantrum, what emojis mean (we recommend emojipedia.org) and memorising the names of TV characters are among the top ‘hacks’ every parent should take time to master, it has emerged. How to set up parental controls on devices and knowing different social media acronyms, suchRead More →

Swearing in front of your children IS acceptable – according to more than half of parents. The astonishing findings emerged in a new survey of 2,000 parents of children aged 0-16. The results show 52 per cent are happy to use bad language in the presence of their children andRead More →