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edition 79 | 23-02-18

In the UK

MPs investigate impact of social media and screens on youth

The Commons Science and Technology Committee has announced an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.

Child sex crime allegations reach record high, says NSPCC

Child sex crime allegations have reached a record high in the UK, the NSPCC has said, with an average of 177 cases recorded every day in 2016-17.

The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'too much'

Concerns about the harm caused by "too much" screen time - particularly when it is spent on social media - are widespread. But working out what a "healthy" amount might be is far from easy.

How do you tackle radicalisation? With polar bears at primary school

A 98% Muslim school in Birmingham is pioneering a new way to counter extremism by starting with the youngest pupils.

Need to know: What schools must do to keep pupils safe

Consultation on new document that gives advice on peer-on-peer abuse closes this week.

In the US

How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

'Let the Youth Lead': Student Activists Nationwide Demand Change After Parkland Shooting

The upwelling of youth activism stands in stark contrast to that seen after previous school shootings, advocates and academics say, and could prove a powerful force in the gun control debate.

How schools can weave anti-bullying, suicide prevention training into curriculum

SEL training can help build inclusion and respect within classrooms.

Teachers speak out on suicide prevention bill

The bill would require educators to spot signs that students may be struggling.

New tools for schools

Tech and Learning rounds up a summary of new tools for schools.

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