Replacing social media use with exercise found to improve mental health

  • Spending 30 minutes less on social media daily and engaging in physical activity can significantly improve mental health according to a new study from the Journal of Public Health.
  • Those assessed stated they felt happier, more satisfied, and less depressed than the control group.
  • Read more about this study on the Independent’s website.

Children’s TV show Peppa Pig introduces its first lesbian couple

  • Children’s show Peppa Pig has added a lesbian couple to its cast of characters for the first time.
  • A character called Penny the polar bear introduces her two mothers.
  • Viewers have taken to social media to praise the decision to show an LGBT+ family for the first time in the show’s history.
  • Find the full story on the Independent’s website.

Four homes for autistic people rated inadequate in Cornwall

  • Four residential care homes for people with autism and learning disabilities in Cornwall have been rated inadequate.
  • Provider, ‘Spectrum,’ was told by the Care Quality Commission to make immediate improvements, with residents and staff exposed at “risk of harm”.
  • Spectrum has said they were doing everything they can to provide high quality care.
  • Find out more on the BBC’s website.

Kent Police dealt with 38 revenge porn reports from under 18s in 2021

  • Statistics from Kent Police have found 38 reports of revenge porn made to them last year had victims who were under 18.
  • This year, there have been 14 reports made – five children were aged between 12 and 14 and the rest were over 15.
  • Since the law came into force, there have been 146 reports where the alleged victim was under 18.
  • You can read more on the Isle of Thanet News website.