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edition 164 | 22-11-19

In the UK

Number of Welsh children contacting Childline about child sexual exploitation rises by more than a quarter in a year

The Childline Annual Review 2018/19 shows 167 Welsh youngsters called the service last year – up from 133 the year before – with concerns about CSE.

Glasgow University increases security after west end sex attacks

Security has been increased at the University of Glasgow following a series of sex attacks.

Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression

Telling the difference between a teen’s normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests.

Children must be taught to be discerning, headteacher to tell conference

Young people must be taught to be discerning and to understand how their views can be manipulated online, a leading headteacher is expected to say.

Multi-million investment in school and college buildings

Applications open for academies and sixth form colleges to access more than £400 million for school improvements.

In the US

3 reasons ed tech needs more educator input

Liz Boyles, of the Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C in Illinois, says if school leaders can think of ways to improve tech tools, "odds are other districts could benefit, too."

You can’t believe everything you read online. Many students don’t seem to know that.

A Stanford study showed how a fake video fooled teens, and how they could become savvier.

States Should Screen All Students for Childhood Trauma Like California Does

Nationwide screenings for childhood trauma could save millions of tax dollars, prevent premature deaths and diseases and schools would become healthier, happier places for students and teachers.

How universal childhood trauma screenings could backfire

It is well established that child maltreatment and other childhood adversities are associated with poor outcomes later on in life.

Administrators share advice for engaging families

We asked leading superintendents and principals nationwide how they encourage parental involvement. Here's what they had to say.

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