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edition 90 | 25-05-18

In the UK

Sextortion: Big rise in victims with 'tens of thousands at risk'

There's been a big rise in the number of victims of sextortion being reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

'Sharenting' puts young at risk of online fraud

"Sharenting" - where parents share personal information about their children on social media - is the "weakest link" in risking online fraud and identity theft, warns Barclays.

Schools need official guidance on pupils’ social media safety

An international anti-bullying charity has demanded better guidance for schools on keeping children safe on social media.

GDPR: Tech firms struggle with EU's new privacy rules

Several tech firms have opted to block EU residents from using their services because of concerns they are not compliant with a shake-up to the 28-nation bloc's data privacy laws.

Schools should teach dangers of livestreaming

Schools are being told to teach the dangers of livestreaming, as a poll reveals many children are posting content that they later regret.

In the US

Addressing mental health awareness in the classroom

While May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Indianapolis Public School works all year health among students, staff and teachers.

She Started A Suicide Prevention Site At Age 15. It's Still Going Strong.

This 20-year-old CEO has created a website aimed at preventing suicide and self-harm by pairing people online who can support each other.

Teenagers With Facial Differences To Urge MPs To Combat Bullying

Politicians are to be urged to tackle the prejudice suffered by young people who have a visible facial difference, with teenagers urging MPs to ensure children are taught at school to be more open-minded.

Detroit-area school increases suicide prevention efforts

Recent research finds connections between school characteristics and students reporting suicidal thoughts.

Steam store school-shooting game 'appalling'

A "school-shooting simulator" video game has been described as "appalling" by an anti-gun violence charity.

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