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edition 112 | 26-10-18

In the UK

Facebook removed 8.7m child nudity images over three months

Facebook has detailed tools it uses to detect and flag images of potential child exploitation on its platform.

More children in England at risk of abuse or neglect

An average of 188 children a day in England are being put on protection plans because they are at risk of abuse or neglect, official figures reveal.

'Schools can't improve pupils' wellbeing alone

When it comes to boosting wellbeing, schools need to look to other education programmes for help, writes Izzi Dorrian.

Number of children in need hits record high

Schools referred more than 119,000 children to social services in 2017-18, second only to the police, new figures show.

Young people with special needs 'being failed in 44% of areas in England'

Guardian investigation reveals inspectors had ‘serious concerns’ in 30 of the 68 local areas inspected.

In the US

New mental health initiative aims to combat teen suicide

This week Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced that nearly $3 million will go towards improving youth mental health across the state.

In N.Y. implementing mental health education is uphill struggle, observers say

Kids suffer depression, have unprotected sex and are glued to cell phones.

Google is teaching children how to act online. Is it the best role model?

The tech giant is positioning itself in schools as a trusted authority on digital citizenship at a moment when the company’s data-handling practices are under growing scrutiny.

Bullying remains problem in Michigan, United States

Bullying continues to be a problem in Michigan and the rest of the United States, according to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Pennsylvania school using app to fight bullying

An app to promote safety in schools and fight bullying is being used in the Pottsville Area School district.

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