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

edition 145 | 04-07-19

In the UK

Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health problems, survey says

Young people face increasing pressures due to exams, cyberbullying and social media.

LGBT bullying really common type in schools says poll

People being bullied for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is more common than bullying relating to racism, sexism or religion.

TikTok under investigation over child data use

UK inquiry looking at whether video-sharing app breaches data protection law.

'Inappropriate restraint' Leamington head teacher banned

A head teacher who used an "inappropriate" restraining technique on primary school pupils has been found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and banned from teaching.

Calorie counting apps 'can exacerbate eating disorders'

Calorie counting app creators have been criticised for allowing the platforms to be misused by people with eating disorders.

In the US

Governor’s new task force to study discrimination against transgender students

‘Under this executive order, ignorance is no longer an excuse of bigotry,’ the governor, surrounded by dozens of students, said Sunday.

Why teen suicide is lower in states that have more school choice

New research links school choice with improved childhood mental health.

US students’ rights at risk from social media monitoring

Tackling school violence should still respect privacy, free expression.

Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied

Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors

Researchers have created a 'vaccine' for fake news. It's a game

There isn't a cure for fake news. But as with any disease, prevention is often the best medicine.

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