Today, we have shocking Thanet Gazunder story that children in Thanet have been the victims of almost 900 crimes during the past year.
Police figures show more than half were victims of assault with the greatest number aged between 12 and 16.
The catalogue of crime includes 37 children who were threatened or assaulted before having items such as mobile phones stolen.
Children in the 12 to 15 age group are most at risk of being assaulted, robbed or having personal items, such as phones or school equipment, taken.
Against the background of this story is another, which hasn't made the papers, as I'm told on good authority that one of our local secondary schools has a record number of expectant mothers this term. At the present rate, it won't be long before double figures are reached.
Now while I would be among the first to congratulate the young mothers to be, the numbers involved - allegedly - are symptomatic of a far deeper problem on the island that needs tackling sooner rather than later and together with the robberies story above, should be a source of concern to all parents of teenagers in Thanet.
I know which school is reportedly involved but it would not be correct for me to provide the name as it's a highly sensitive issue.