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edition 104 | 31-08-18

In the UK

Fifth of 14-year-old girls in UK 'self-harm'

Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in the UK said they had self-harmed, a report suggests.

New survey reveals risks children and young people face online

Our Wild West Web campaign calls on the government to regulate social networks and make the internet safer for children.

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Generation Z has grown up online – so why are a surprising number suddenly turning their backs on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat?

Facebook 'founder' claims social media site has caused 'countless deaths' by failing to protect users

Aaron Greenspan claims the social media boss sacrificed safeguards on cyberbullying, extremists and data security to pursue growth at all costs.

Exam result details now obtainable for free under GDPR

Students in the UK have the right to obtain key information about their exam results for free, says the Information Commissioner's Office.

In the US

9-year-old died by suicide after he was bullied, mom says

A 9-year-old boy in Colorado took his life days after starting the fourth grade last week. He had recently come out as gay to his mother, who believes that bullying was a factor in his death.

Moving from digital citizenship to digital leadership

An award-winning media specialist empowers students to take control of their own learning and online behaviour.

This new program helps kids develop better tech habits

Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection educates students and parents about privacy and technology overuse.

Is social media making us more socially awkward?

Are these sites used to make us more social actually having the opposite effect, and making us socially awkward?

Education Department considers greater rights for students accused of sexual assault, officials say

Students accused of sexual misconduct would have greater rights to defend themselves in college disciplinary inquiries under draft regulations circulating within the Education Department.

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