Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 121 | 04-01-19

In the UK

Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

There is little evidence screen use for children is harmful in itself, UK guidance on the issue says.

Brexit: Universities warn no deal is 'biggest-ever threat'

University heads are warning a no-deal Brexit is "one of the biggest threats" the institutions have ever faced.

One in 10 Wales secondary school pupils 'bullied weekly'

Individual school policies on bullying should be replaced by a national strategy, a leading expert has said.

Parents should ‘lead by example’ and limit own screen time, education secretary says

‘We can be too busy finding out what’s going on miles away to pay attention to those in front of us’.

Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says

There appears to be a connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds.

In the US

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

LGBTQ kids and teens are 4 times more likely to self-harm

LGBTQ youth and teens are more depressed and are four times more likely to attempt suicide and self-harm than their heterosexual peers.

Cyberbullying now a crime in Michigan, could mean jail time

Bullying someone online or through social media could now land you or your children behind bars.

Ousted Ogden principal shared confidential student information in email

Ousted principal Dr. Michael Beyer shared a Google Drive folder via email that contained students’ grades, test scores, ID numbers and email addresses.

Bell Elementary recess monitor charged with sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl

Quinten Hawthorne, 22, was ordered held on $50,000 bond Friday, approximately a month after school officials learned of the allegations.

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