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edition 77 | 09-02-18

In the UK

Schools struggle to get mental health help, says survey

A survey of UK head teachers has found that nearly half are struggling to get mental health support for their pupils.

Teachers should ask pupils if they are thinking of suicide, says charity boss

Charity says its helpline is contacted by children as young as 9 who are seeking help with thoughts of suicide.

Two in five children made anxious every week when using internet, research reveals

Almost half of pupils have experienced someone being mean to them online in past year, poll reveals on Safer Internet Day.

Councils call for compulsory mental health counselling in all secondary schools

Local Government Association wants £90 million to be spent making access to on-site counselling services mandatory.

Duchess of Cambridge launches new campaign to raise self-esteem of kids

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching a new mental health campaign to encourage children “to be comfortable in their own skin”.

In the US

Princess Kate sends powerful message on helping children 'become the best version of themselves'

Princess Kate is sharing a new message on helping children "become the best version of themselves."

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids

Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.

Teens suffer abusive romantic relationships, too

According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, approximately 1.5 million teens are in an abusive romantic relationship.

Common Sense, Center for Humane Technology call for tech addiction awareness in schools

Students are vulnerable to the mental chess that big tech platforms, present in many classrooms, play for their attention, warns former Google ethicist Tristan Harris.

Cyberbullying task force bill introduced in State Senate

State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill Tuesday that would help combat cyberbullying throughout the state.

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