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

edition 165 | 06-12-19

In the UK

Instagram demands date of birth from new members

Instagram will ask new members to provide their date of birth when setting up an account, as it plans more "age-appropriate experiences".

Google rolls out Focus mode in Digital Wellbeing for Android devices

The feature is aimed at helping one cut down on their distraction from gaming or Twitter/social media addiction when they should actually be working or are in school.

NSPCC warns Facebook of becoming ‘one-stop grooming shop’ over encryption plans

The NSPCC has warned Facebook that it risks becoming a “one-stop grooming shop” if it presses ahead with plans to encrypt across all its messaging services.

TikTok Admits it Suppressed Disabled Users’ Videos

The video-sharing app says the move was an attempt to reduce the amount of cyberbullying on its platform.

Physical attacks on us are rising, say teachers

Violence in Greater Manchester schools with growing knives problem 'exacerbated' by social media, survey finds.

In the US

How families navigate a new digital age

With a little smart family communication (one that doesn’t even have to do with what device you’re using), we can take steps as a community to make digital connectivity something positive, and beneficial."

How Digital Curriculum Is Boosting Engagement and Delivering Key Data at This School.

See how the move to digital curriculum is improving teaching and learning at ECO.

Reconsidering lessons and resources to promote body positivity

SEL activities can help build understanding in the classroom, which may also have an impact on bullying.

Special needs students, ELs more positive about school mental health services

The analysis of six years of YouthTruth data also shows females are twice as likely as males to report feelings of sadness interrupting their usual activities.

Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children

A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use.

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