Parents worry that they don't know if a book is appropriate for their children. For an adult as well, finding a scene of extreme violence or sexual content in your book when you just wanted some light reading can be stressful and mean you wasted money on a book you don't want. The back cover isn't a
Essentially swimming outdoors, 'wild swimming' normally takes place in rivers or lakes but can also include beaches, caves, and waterfalls rather than in indoor pools. Former politician Matthew Parris has recently courted controversy after swimming across London's River Thames, but is wild swimming,
Cultural relativism has long been the accepted norm in academia, just as we can't discern the 'best' flavour of ice-cream, there can be no objective, scientific measure of culture and well-being. Recent claims however suggest that even though we can't detail the perfect culture, we can objectively m
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims there is no harm for underaged children to have facebook accounts,
that COOPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection) is wrong to ban them from this large social community.
In fact Consumer report survey suggest that 7.5 million users are under 13
Dame Joan Bakewell, who opposed a crusade against sex in broadcasting in the 60s, has said the freedom granted to women by the pill has been corrupted and ended in the sexualisation of young girls. Essentially she is now agreeing with her opponent Mary Whitehouse on part of the issue. The pill gave
Human rights weighs up the rights of the individual versus the good of society as a whole. Allowing background checks for concerned parents could potentially be in breach of the human rights of an individual; yet, they could be the answer to the end of child abuse and the key to allowing parents to
ContactPoint is a planned government database that will hold information on all 11 million children under 18 in England. It will contain information such as the name, address, date of birth, parents' details, GP and name of school of the children. The database will operate in 150 local authorities a
Professor Sir Michael Rawlings, head of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence accused drug companies of charging too much for their drugs. The drug companies say they have to cover the cost of getting a drug to market. So who's right?
The claim that housewives staying at home spending more time around their children are better, much-more-responsible/effective mothers than their career-mom counterparts.
But time: quantity equal quality?
Research on the subject is inconclusive, sometimes lauding the children
In order to create a valid will you have to comply with formalities contained in the Wills Act 1837. The Government wants to encourage us to make such wills in the interest of certainty (and as it makes inheritance tax more transparent so that the HMRC know what they can expect!). If they want to en
Communism has lost the conflict of ideologies. All that remains is capitalism, and a failing capitalism at that. While the world is in recession the investment banks take advantage to continue paying immense bonuses despite having been bailed out only a few months earlier. When the pay of workers is
Most of the developed world is in the middle of a deep recession and so getting a job is tough for everyone, particularly graduates just joining the jobs market. They often have sky high ideas of how much they want to earn or with to do something they want to do or will enjoy rather than just taking
Much emphasis is attributed to privacy in one way or another; it is often cited as an inherent part of the European Convention on Human Rights despite not appearing as an article itself, it is preserved by the Data Protection Act and confidentiality rights in aspect of daily life. Privacy has much s
The post office is increasingly diversifying in order to be able to keep its loss making branches open. It is now beginning to offer more banking style services such as mortgages for first time buyers, cheap loans and savings accounts. Should the post office be moving away from just shifting our mai
Currently a police officer cannot stop and search based on generalisations or stereotypes. They need to have objective grounds to stop someone and search for certain items. Even then, they must restrict their search to the specific items for which they have an objective basis to suspect the person h
Flu pandemics occur once every 10-40 years so are fairly regular. Swine flu broke out in Mexico in early April and due to the interconnectedness of the world is now going global with confirmed cases (april 30th) in Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Isra