In a six-point “children’s manifesto” for schools, the children‘s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield suggested opening schools in the evenings and on weekends to help prevent children being “easy pickings” for troublemakers. iNews reports.
She added that the provision of activities like drama, sport, or arts would be beneficial for young people and their families.
Ms Longfield wrote that children are “routinely frightened” in today’s world. She said: “They tell me about being chased in the streets, videoed by strangers, frightened to walk to school, avoiding being out after dark.
The six pledges in her manifesto include reforms to keep children active – to tackle childhood obesity – and safe on the streets, and increasing youngsters’ involvement in civic and social activities as an alternative to mobile phone use.
Read more about the six pledges Open schools seven days a week and have police officers as security, children’s commissioner says
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