Monthly Archive:: August 2013

Anger grows over the games that charge children for ‘sneaky’ extras

PRESSURE is growing on video game and console makers to overhaul the charging systems that allow children to buy expensive “extras”, leaving parents with unexpected bills running to hundreds of pounds. A poll of 1,300 parents, by Netmums for The Sunday Times, revealed that 21% had faced large bills after a child bought game extras, [&hellip


Loss of parent in childhood increases risk of early death

People who lose a parent during childhood are 50 per cent more likely to die young themselves, a vast Scandinavian study has concluded. Those bereaved as children were more likely to die by their forties from almost all causes, according to researchers who urge better care for children who lose a parent. Early deaths are [&hellip