05/01/2017 Newsround


05/01/2017

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Good morning.

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I'm Jenny, live with all the news you need to know this Thursday.

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Here's what's coming up...

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The smoky fog that's choking some of China's big cities.

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A new campaign to get more kids into science.

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And Chelsea's mega unbeaten run comes to an end against Spurs.

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First up, the person whose job it is to speak up

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for kids in England, called the Children's Commissioner,

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says you need more advice about staying safe online.

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She says lessons should start when kids are four and the rules

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of apps should be clearer when you sign up.

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But do you agree?

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The Commissioner told Newsround what she thinks should happen.

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Well, I want to see lessons in every school.

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We want to put together all the children in secondary

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schools with younger children to lead those lessons and make sure

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children learn things that they need to know about their time online.

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You should have an independent person who you can go to if things

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go wrong online and they can help sort out those difficulties.

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So what do you think about the idea of lessons in schools?

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We asked these children.

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When you're older, you do need them to stay safe as you know a lot

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more about social media, how to log on.

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When you're younger, you might forget a lot

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and not really know.

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So there's no real point wasting time on it.

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When you are in primary, it is never about that.

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It is just about what game you're playing or something.

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I know that most kids, they don't read the terms and conditions.

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So, I think the terms and conditions and the important stuff that

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you need to know about setting up a profile, they need to be more

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talked about and kids need to be told about privacy settings.

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Rules need to be short and snappy, like one, two, three, not 15 pages.

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In lessons, I would like to find out more about how children are put

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in a position to be bullied and how we can prevent that.

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So, by reading shorter terms and conditions and by going on sites

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that you should be allowed on and not other ones.

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We want to know what you think about this.

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Should all kids get lessons about sharing safely online?

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Do you need more information about what you are signing up

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to when you use social media apps?

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Get to Newsround online and have your say.

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The Chinese capital of Beijing is on red alert because a thick

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blanket of pollution, called smog, has been covering

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the city for the last week.

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It's been causing all sorts of problems.

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Martin's got this one.

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It could so easily be mistaken for a winter mist,

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slowly creeping around the buildings and down the streets of Beijing.

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But the people living there know better.

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Over the last week, northern parts of China,

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including the capital, Beijing, have been badly affected

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by high levels of air pollution, which is referred to as smog.

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This means that the air has become so polluted that the particles

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in it can actually be seen and it looks like a smoky fog,

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hence the word "smog".

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It can be caused by factories burning lots of coal and exhaust

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from high levels of traffic.

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The weather also plays a major part, and if there is not much wind,

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polluted air can gather and stay in one place for a long time.

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Beijing is particularly bad at this time of year as the cold

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temperatures mean the factories to the south of the city burn more

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coal to keep people warm.

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Smog can cause health problems by making it difficult to breathe,

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irritating the eyes and nose and making it harder

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for the body to fight infections and illnesses properly.

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It has a huge impact on people's lives.

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People have to take precautions if they leave their house,

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such as wearing facemasks.

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In some cases, schools have to be closed and kids

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are made to stay inside.

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Hundreds of flights have had to be cancelled and roads shut

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because of low visibility.

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Factories have also been closed to stop the situation getting worse.

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China's government says that it is working hard to reduce

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the amount of pollution in the air.

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But, for now, it is hoped that the winds predicted for the end

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of the week will clear the air and blow the smog away.

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Footie now, and Chelsea's incredible winning streak is over

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after they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur

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at White Hart Lane.

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Two goals from Dele Alli ended Chelsea's run of 13 consecutive wins

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and moves Spurs up to third.

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And from goals to golds...

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Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox is having the money

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she gets from UK Sport stopped after she said she was

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going on the Channel 4 programme, The Jump.

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UK Sport say she will get it back when she starts training again.

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Kadeena says having the condition multiple sclerosis has

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changed her outlook, and she's looking forward

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to enjoying the skiing.

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What's your favourite subject at school?

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Only 15% of you say you would like to be

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scientists when you grow up, so now a new project has been set up

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called Terrific Scientific.

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The campaign hopes to bring science skills into the classroom by getting

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kids to do investigations that will help with real

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scientific studies.

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Scientist Liz Bonnin thinks that the way we think

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about science needs to change.

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For some strange reason, science still has a lot

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of stereotypes attached to it - ie, you've got to be

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brainy to like science, or you have to work in a lab,

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be an older gentleman with glasses and be extremely boring.

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And it couldn't be further from the truth.

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That's all from us for now.

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Newsround's back right here at 4.20pm.

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Don't forget to head online to tell us what you think would help kids

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handle the online world better.

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Have a brilliant day!

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