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Teenage dating violence in schools

Sir Alan called for parents to spend more time and less money on their children, and must be prepared to say "No" more often to their demands.

Fuelling violence and bad behavior: Children are copying footballers like Newcastle star Joey Barton, who was jailed for an assault in Liverpool, and singer Amy Winhouse, who has been charged with attacking a fan He suggested a ban on televisions in children's bedrooms to minimise the influence of popular culture on the young.

While not a direct measure of school performance, absenteeism has been linked to low graduation rates, which can have lifelong consequences.

Sir Alan Steer, a retired head who has conducted a four-year investigation into school discipline, claimed that abusive football stars fuelled violence in the playground while celebrity sex scandals encouraged teenage promiscuity.

Lisa Walker, of Leeds, was jailed for allowing her 11-year-old daughter to play truant despite living 100 yards from the school.

Schools Secretary Ed Balls will present Sir Alan's report at the NASUWT teaching union's conference in Bournemouth today.

The plans come amid claims that indulgent parents are fuelling an epidemic of classroom disruption.

Sir Alan's report calls for schools to make more use of their legal powers to deal with unruly behaviour.

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