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

edition 160 | 25-10-19

In the UK

Children are being sexually abused every seven minutes, NSPCC reveals as figures hit new high

Reported sexual offences against children rose to 76,204 in the last 12 months.

Instagram bans 'cosmetic surgery' filters

Instagram is removing all augmented reality (AR) filters that depict or promote cosmetic surgery, amid concerns they harm people's mental health.

Social media overuse: the struggle to get up for school

Pupils who use social media for three hours or more per day have problems falling asleep and struggle to get up for school, say researchers.

Number of students turning to sex work doubles in two years, survey indicates

Twice as many students are turning to adult work – which includes sugar dating and having sex for money – amid financial concerns and rising living costs, a survey has suggested.

Call for teachers to cover online gaming dangers

Report from children's commissioner calls for teachers to guide pupils on how to behave when gaming online rather than 'exclusively' focusing on social media dangers.

In the US

Are teachers prepared to tackle tough topics?

When it comes to teaching complicated or non-traditional topics, teachers aren't as confident as they could be.

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

Students are using technology at an increasingly younger age, which means schools need to address safe digital use earlier than ever.

Digital Access: An Education Technology Success Story?

Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the E-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. This year? That figure stands at a whopping 99 percent.

Dyslexia Pilot Program’s Early Intervention a Success

The Santa Barbara Unified School District will roll out some long-overdue positive news: the results of its dyslexia pilot program.

High Schools to TikTok: We’re Catching Feelings

TikTok, a social media app where users post short funny videos, usually set to music, that is enjoying a surge in popularity among teenagers around the world and has been downloaded 1.4 billion times.

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