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edition 144 | 21-06-19

In the UK

England's schools 'worst for cyber-bullying'

Head teachers in England are more likely to face problems with pupils bullying online and misusing social media than in any other developed country, an international study says.

Sexual abuse rife at UK further education colleges, study finds

One in seven students say they have been raped or subjected to an attempted rape.

'Fewer selfies, more reality,' says Damian Hinds

Young people are growing up with a "warped view of what is normal because so much of what they see on social media is false", says Damian Hinds.

Instagram: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

Instagram "can't solve bullying on its own", the social media company's boss Adam Mosseri says.

Mental health: Funding blamed for six-fold rise CAMHS waiting list

Health authorities have blamed a lack of funds for a rise of more than 600% in children and young people waiting too long for mental health services.

In the US

Suicide rates for U.S. teens and young adults are the highest on record

The rate at which young Americans took their own lives reached a high-water mark in 2017, driven by a sharp rise in suicides among older teenage boys, according to new research.

40% of girls at some CPS schools show signs of PTSD. This program is helping them heal

Working on Womanhood is helping female students cope with trauma, anxiety and depression, preliminary data from a new UChicago study shows.

Schools underreporting episodes of students being secluded and restrained, watchdog finds

Faulty reporting can make it difficult to guard against excessive use of the practices.

Gov. Greg Abbott vetoes cyberbullying prevention bill, some worry forms of online harassment will continue unchecked

The bill would have made it a crime to repeatedly use social media to harass or torment someone. It was aimed at protecting children from some indirect forms of cyberbullying.

5 effective ways to help students reduce stress and anxiety

Students react to uncomfortable emotions in different ways, but here are some strategies to help students reduce stress and anxiety.

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