Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Tuesday 17th October
 
It is estimated that one in 10 dads experience symptoms of PND immediately after birth, while 40 per cent will suffer from some sort of psychological distress before their child is 12 months old.
HealthThe Sentinel – 20th March 2017
 
Nowadays, each UK household produces more than a tonne of rubbish annually, and, on average, each person throws away their own body weight in rubbish every seven weeks. To put that into perspective, the nation’s refuse would fill Lake Windermere every eight months. It would fill the Royal Albert Hall in less than two hours.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 16th March 2017
 
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to make his online community similar to Saddleback, the Californian megachurch pastored by Rick Warren.
What famous people sayChristianity – April 2017
 
Data from the National Child Measurement Programme for England has shown almost 8,000 children started their final year of primary school underweight, up 15 per cent since 2012. The Children’s Society’s ‘Fair and square’ campaign says there is a direct link between school performance, while Jamie Oliver’s ‘Feed me better’ campaign found that eating good food had a positive effect on results in both English and science.
Young PeopleYouth and Children’s Work – April 2017
 
Young people who leave care care are seven times more likely than others their age to die aged 18-21.
Young People(BBC News) Youth and Children’s Work – April 2017
 
56% of school leaders say it’s difficult to find mental health services for pupils.
93% say pupils bring more worries into school than they did five years ago.
Young People(Place2Be and NAHT survey) Youth and Children’s Work – April 2017
 
15% of UK 15-21-year-olds have good physical wellbeing.
58% think it’s important to contribute to wider society.
UK young people have the second lowest mental wellbeing out of 20 major countries.
Young People(Global citizenship survey – Varkey Foundation) Youth and Children’s Work – April 2017
 
Church teaching on homosexuality is encouraging self-harm and suicides among lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people, a new report has claimed. Produced by Christian youth charity, Oasis, the study claims to be the first to demonstrate a link between church attitudes towards same-sex relationships, societal attitudes and poorer mental health among LGB people.
Social IssuesYouth and Children’s Work – April 2017
 
Despite 58% of parents of 5-15 year olds being aware of network level internet filters provided by ISPs, only 31% apply them (although this is up from 26% in the 2015 survey).
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
Social Media plays an important role in the lives of tweens and teenagers, with 72% of 12-15 year olds having a social media profile. Interestingly, the number of children creating a profile doubled between the ages of 10 and 11, despite the majority of the most popular sites requiring account-holders to be 13.
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
The amount of time children spend viewing content on a TV set is decreasing, as more young people are watching content on devices such as tablets and mobile phones. Tablets are used by the majority of children in each of the age brackets...From the age of 11, children begin to choose their mobile phone over the TV as the device they would miss the most if taken away.
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
China has aborted 336 million preborn children over the last four decades, many of them forcibly, it has emerged.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 31st March 2017
 
Up to one million British workers may have faced bullying, harassment or discrimination because of their religious beliefs, a study has found. A ComRes survey, conducted earlier this year, discovered that three per cent of workers have been personally discriminated against because of their religion or beliefs.
Religious PersecutionThe Christian Institute - 7th April 2017
 
The Government has committed to making it easier for transsexual people to legally change sex, as part of a review of the Gender Recognition Act. A spokesman said that Ministers want to ‘streamline and de-medicalise’ the process for “changing a person’s legal gender”.
The LawThe Christian Institute - 7th April 2017
 
Students at a British university have been told they will be marked down in essays unless they use gender-neutral pronouns. Undergraduates in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Hull have been told that if they do not use "gender-sensitive" language, it will have an "impact on their mark". While other universities already advise students to use 'gender-neutral' language, Hull is the first to penalise students for not doing this.
EducationChristian Concern - 7th April 2017
 
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