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Porn licensing isn't the answer

Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Credit: hansol under CC-BY licence
Updated 04 Apr 2014
The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.

How much do you know about children in care?

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How much do you know about children in care? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University. Images: Stephen Collins
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Aug 2013
There are lots of myths surrounding children in care. Can you decipher fact from fiction? Take our quiz to find out

More about teenagers on OpenLearn

More about teenagers on OpenLearn Creative commons image Credit: 143/365 Come Sail Away With Me / martinak15 / CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Feb 2013
The Child of Our Time children are becoming teenagers. Find out more about teenage life with OpenLearn.

OCD quiz

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OCD quiz
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Aug 2012
Test your knowledge of OCD with this interactive quiz. Can you separate fact from fiction? 

What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? Creative commons image Credit: Ms. Tina under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2012
Find out more about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety related disorder in which people worry excessively about particular issues

What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia? Creative commons image Credit: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2012
Find out more about dyslexia, a learning difficulty that causes people to experience problems in learning to read and spell fluently

Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father

Keeping Mum: learning how to be a father Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Jan 2012
 The OU's Martin Robb looks at the evolving role of fathers in society

Youth! Justice! And the American Way!

Youth! Justice! And the American Way! Creative commons image Credit: By FUNKYAH via Flickr under Creative Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Oct 2011
Rod Earle, OU academic lead for youth justice, looks at why American 'supercop' Bill Bratton has been flown into the UK to help the Government...