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edition 93 | 15-06-18

In the UK

Thirteen REAL reasons why pupils self-harm

Social media might lead young people into self-harm but it is not the real reason why they do it, writes Natasha Devon.

Girls more likely to be bullied than boys, English schools survey finds

Government study finds violent bullying down, cyberbullying and social exclusion up.

Fake news harms children's self-esteem and trust, say MPs

The all-party parliamentary group on literacy heard evidence that fake news could make children more anxious, damage their self-esteem and skew their world view.

Don't be afraid to take phones off teens, says Eton head

Schools and parents should not be scared to take smartphones and other electronic devices away from teenagers, the headmaster of Eton has said.

Children exposed to horror film ads on YouTube

Children were left distressed after seeing ads for a horror film on YouTube, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed.

In the US

Fewer Austin students feel safe at school, new survey shows

The percentage of students who said they felt safe at school dropped 4 percentage points since the 2016-17 school year to 87 percent this year.

3 ways to increase engagement in virtual classrooms

As classrooms go digital, educators now have the ability to create environments that are more engaging and readily accessible for all students.

Digital citizenship efforts must be multi-tiered to be effective

A Kansas district's tech chief sees safety, savvy and socialization as equally important components of effectively preparing students to engage online.

Lawmakers Explored School Safety Solutions At The Texas Capitol

At a Senate hearing, members of a select committee discussed mental health training and security cameras. But they failed to reach consensus on school architecture and metal detectors.

M-E High Students Learn to Combat Cyberbullying in "Haters and Trolls" Class

Maine-Endwell High School students are learning how to combat cyberbullies and become better digital citizens through the class “Haters and Trolls”.

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