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

edition 116 | 23-11-18

In the UK

Number of child gamblers quadruples in just two years

The number of children classed as having a gambling problem has quadrupled to more than 50,000 in just two years, a report has claimed.

Children are ‘setting themselves on fire for likes on social media’

Children are setting themselves on fire in order to get likes on social media and become ‘social media stars’, according to hospital bosses.

Tumblr removed from Apple app store over abuse images

Tumblr has been removed from Apple's app store because it let some users post images of child sexual abuse.

Exclusive: Child sex abusers ‘can be respected teachers’

Independent inquiry warns that school staff who carry out abuse are often popular with pupils, parents and the community.

Rise in number of pupils with mental health problems

Emotional disorders, including anxiety and depression, becoming more common in five to 15-year-olds.

In the US

Educators see positive impact of mobile devices in K–12

A report from Project Tomorrow shows mobile devices support student equity, empowerment, and understanding.

Teen charged after ‘potential threat’ made to Mississauga school

A teenager has been charged in connection with what police have called a “potential threat” made against a secondary school in Mississauga Tuesday morning.

Netflix teen drama '13 Reasons Why' may up suicide risk among vulnerable teens: Study

A significant proportion of suicidal teens treated in a psychiatric emergency department said that watching 13 Reasons Why had increased their suicide risk, a US study has found.

Sex assault rules under DeVos bolster defendants’ rights and ease college liability

The new rules unveiled by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos codify procedures that would essentially turn college boardrooms into courtrooms when adjudicating sexual assault cases.

Teens are now getting drunk on boiled tampon juice

Kids these days will try just about anything to catch a buzz, from “boofing” beer to vaping vodka. Their latest cheap thrill? Feminine hygiene products.

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