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edition 166 | 17-01-20

In the UK

90 online abuse crimes against children recorded a day, NSPCC estimates

Ninety cyber crimes a day have been recorded against children since the introduction of Government plans to tackle online harms, the NSPCC estimates.

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Leading UK psychiatrists say they will never understand the risks and benefits of social media use on children's mental health unless companies hand over their data to researchers.

Pre-teen girls 'tricked into sex acts on webcams'

Girls aged between 11 and 13 are increasingly being tricked and coerced into performing sexually over their own webcams, data suggests.

New show hacks pupils’ phones to teach online safety

A new interactive theatre production aimed at Scottish secondaries will hack pupils’ phones live in a bid to teach them to be less blasé about their online security.

Home Office launches anti-child grooming tool

The Home Office and Microsoft have launched a new technique that uses artificial intelligence to identify and block child grooming conversations online.

In the US

Culturally sensitive approach to SEL acknowledges external obstacles, researchers say

A new understanding of SEL expands the approach from being an internal process to include external forces like racism and sexism that can shape students' experiences."

What are the key components of a digital classroom?

The digital classroom never stays the same--here's what educators say is most important for their students' engagement and learning.

How tech took over the classroom

Classrooms used to be dominated by paper, pens and textbooks. But they are increasingly being swept up in the digital age.

How We Turn Cybersecurity Concepts Into a Classroom Staple

Last year, over 7.5 billion households had critical information leaked to hacker forums, and schools were attacked with alarming frequency.

Houston district taps collaborative technology to expand student learning

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