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

edition 150 | 09-08-19

In the UK

Why are more and more pupils self-harming?

Exams, social media and a faster pace of life are contributing to a rise in self-harm. What can we do, asks Tara Porter.

I'll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?

According to a leading expert, thousands of young people "fall off the cliff edge" when transitioning from child and adolescent mental health services to adult mental health services..

Teacher struck off for Facebook messages to girl

The drama teacher made contact with his 14-year-old pupil 18 times via Facebook, including to ask for photographs of her.

Teacher who said he would ‘spank’ and ‘pull’ pupils banned from classroom

63-year-old struck off for inappropriate physical contact and comments.

Schools are 'failing' deaf pupils, says charity

Ahead of exam results day, analysis finds deaf pupils are eight times more likely to leave school with no qualifications.

In the US

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness leads to stigma, experts warn

Psychologists and psychiatrists speak out against Trump after he blamed mental illness for El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.

Technology helping detect mental health issues in teens

Mental Health Association Oklahoma is using technology to help detect early signs of mental health concerns among teenagers.

What's going on with young women scribbling out their faces on Insta? We investigate

Using Snapchat or a phone’s editing tools, many teenagers will lightly scribble over their faces before uploading selfies online.

Cyberbullying problem resistant to schools’ efforts

Online harassment is still on the rise, especially among girls, but tight education budgets are not meeting the challenge.

How social media shapes our identity

The Internet constantly confronts us with evidence of our past. Are we losing the chance to remake ourselves?

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