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edition 147 | 19-07-19

In the UK

Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'

Instagram is hiding the number of likes on posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, in order to "remove pressure" on users.

Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'

Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned.

Schools to teach children about fake news and ‘confirmation bias’, government announces

Proliferation of false information sources can ‘destroy trust, damage learning culture, and sap curiosity’, Department for Education says.

Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Solving gender identity issues in children is complicated, and is not always going to be the answer to everything, says NHS England's gender identity development service.

Boy, 12, arrested after knives found in Norfolk school

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after a student was found with two knives at a Norfolk high school.

In the US

FaceApp: FBI must investigate possible national security risk and links to Russia, says US Congress leader

Presidential candidates have been urged to delete the app immediately.

Cyberbullying is on the rise among teenagers, national survey finds

While smartphones, tablets, and other digital tools have transformed how schools teach, they've also changed the way students interact with one another.

Florida to require mental health classes for public school students

Students will receive at least five hours of classes each year, beginning in the 6th grade.

Grisly murder of U.S. teenager shared on social media, suspect charged

Police in upstate New York have charged a man with second-degree murder after a teenager was found stabbed to death and a grisly photo of her body was shared on social media.

Too much social media a depression risk for teens

Too much social media might be too much for the mental well-being of teenagers, new research suggests.

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