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edition 14 | 17-06-16

In the UK

Pornography 'desensitising young people'

Most children are exposed to online pornography by their early teenage years, a study warns.

Prince William reveals how becoming a father raised cyberbullying concerns

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his concern that Prince George and Princess Charlotte could be targeted by cyberbullies and called on internet leaders to fight online abuse.

Scots secondary teachers vote to take industrial action

Secondary teachers in Scotland are set to take industrial action over their "excessive" workload.

One in six secondary pupils in England doesn't get first school choice

The demand for state school places in England went up again this year, resulting in one in six children missing out on their first choice at secondary level, according to official figures published on Tuesday.

Facebook suicide prevention tool lets you flag friends' statuses you're concerned about

Tool notifies user: 'Someone who saw your post thinks you might be going
through a difficult time'.

In the US

Prince William 'appalled' as a father at cyberbullying

Prince William has made an impassioned plea against cyberbullying, fearing his own children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte could be targets one day.

Survey: Electronic bullying on the rise

Nearly 15 percent of Kauai high school students reported being electronically bullied, and more than 20 percent reported they had purposely hurt themselves.

Q&A with Education Secretary John B. King Jr.: ESSA and more ESSA

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. sat down with Politics K-12's Alyson Klein in his office late Friday afternoon to talk about the many twists and turns in implementation of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, as well as a few broader issues.

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