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edition 67 | 24-11-17

In the UK

YouTube failed to remove sexualised comments

Part of YouTube's system for reporting sexualised comments left on children's videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators.

'Vulnerable children deserve more than the support currently on offer'

Schools can’t do it on their own – only central government can force the integration of these services.

Pupils feel they need to risk their lives to get mental health treatment, warns children's commissioner

Anne Longfield says she visited a school that had experienced 'five occasions of either attempted or threatened suicide in this year alone'.

Michael Gove goes to war with fake news as he warns social media 'corrupts and distorts' politics

Michael Gove has warned social media "corrupts" and "distorts" political decision-making as he launched an attack on fake news in the wake of a row about animal sentience.

'Met police still failing on child protection policies, report finds''

Over 90% of 135 cases inspected found to be substandard, despite force repeatedly being told it was endangering children.

In the US

Schools must adopt strategies to help students deal with trauma

Adverse childhood experiences can create barriers to learning, but even one individual can help create a sense of safety that facilitates healing.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on what edtech tools and improvements school districts can be thankful for this year.

Tech and early childhood: Speakers say digital tools should be 'interactive with interaction'

Session highlights Fred Rogers' influence on use of media with the youngest students.

These 3 Voices Build A Bridge Between EdTech Startups And Teachers

Connecting educators and the entrepreneurs who want to work with them is no easy task. With positive collaboration, students can benefit, grow, and thrive in the 21st-century.

Mobile tech helps increase equity in high-poverty areas

A school district on Texas' Mexican border is offering increased tech access to students through an innovative solution.

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