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edition 76 | 02-02-18

In the UK

NSPCC calls for immediate action on children's online safety.

A children's charity has criticised the government for failing to implement half of its recommendations to make young people safer online - 10 years after they first made them.

Parents warned against online gaming app Roblox

A letter home to parents warns that children are receiving inappropriate messages with characters doing 'very adult things'.

Kent Police warning about sexting trends

Police have issued a warning amid a growing trend of sexual images being shared with large groups of people on social media sites.

Children could get online grooming 'alerts' – NSPCC

Children at risk of online grooming should be sent automatic alerts as part of the government's internet safety strategy, the NSPCC has said.

LGBT students still face ‘shocking’ treatment in schools, report finds

Survey reveals widespread bullying, assaults and a lack of support from teachers.

In the US

Teaching students about sexual harassment paramount

With sexual harassment a common theme in news broadcasts, schools need to educate students about how to recognize and avoid it.

Two of every five undergraduate women at Tulane say they experienced sexual assault

Survey prompts research university in New Orleans to expand prevention efforts.

Rural Kentucky co-op expands digital access to mental health services

Referrals for mental health and poor behavior are reportedly down across the 70 Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative schools using the program.

Tweet away: Social media can be a powerful classroom tool

Incorporating these platforms into curriculum isn't a simple leap, but there's value in students' familiarity with them and the benefits they offer.

It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. So why should we place restrictions on being good citizens?

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