Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 92 | 08-06-18

In the UK

Social media is a mental health scapegoat

To blame young people's mental health problems entirely on technology is dangerous and naive, argues Natasha Devon.

Mental health issues on the rise in colleges

Almost two-thirds of colleges now have dedicated staff to support students' mental health issues, finds AoC-Tes survey.

Harder exams 'fuelling mental health crisis'

More adolescents are reporting anxiety owing to a 'huge number of exams', expert says.

Amazon and eBay pull CloudPets smart toys from sale

Amazon and eBay are among retailers pulling a brand of cuddly smart toys from sale after warnings they pose a cyber-security threat.

Bullying victims shake off 'weak' label

Major dictionaries will now define a victim of bullying as someone "they perceive as vulnerable".

In the US

John Bel Edwards signs bill to protect students from porn, cyberbullying

Louisiana passed a bill in May that would require Louisiana's Education Department and public school districts to provide information to parents about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying.

Advocates, parents call for more mental health services, reject idea of arming teachers

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who chairs the Federal Commission on School Safety, did not attend the listening session.

Defying Prevention Efforts, Suicide Rates Are Climbing Across the Nation

The Sanford Harmony program is already being used in school districts across the nation, including 31 in New York City and 22 on Long Island.

$100 million donated to fight bullying here and across the U.S.

42% of teachers in a Gallup poll say they think digital devices have a “mostly helpful” impact on students’ education, but they have less positive views of devices’ impact on physical and mental health.

Vermont LGBT youth four times more likely to attempt suicide, survey shows

A new survey found that high school-age lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students in Vermont are over four times more likely to attempt suicide than their cisgender and straight peers.

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