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edition 117 | 30-11-18

In the UK

Schools paying for mental health support

Many schools have to pay for urgent mental health support for pupils from their own budgets, according to new research.

Third of teenage pupils have considered self-harm

More than a fifth of pupils also feel overwhelmed or worried often or all of the time, poll finds.

Syrian schoolboy attacked in video 'crying at night' over bullying since arrival in UK

A Syrian boy who was attacked in a video shared widely online has been left "crying at night" over the bullying he has received since his arrival in the UK.

Ban on social media memes possible under EU directive

The use of music, images and film clips to make memes for use on social media could be subject to an EU directive on copyright in the digital single market.

Starbucks plans to block adult content on its Wi-Fi in 2019

Public pressure leads coffee giant to filter its Wi-Fi content.

In the US

More than 600 cases of sex abuse reported to Chicago public schools

Students in Chicago have reported over 600 complaints of sexual abuse so far this school year.

Bullying forced student to leave high school; parents say Knox County Schools did nothing to help him

Physical and verbal bullying turned into cyberbullying.

Teen in custody after social media threats to Regina high school

Regina police have a teenager in custody after threats were made to Martin Collegiate students on social media.

Teen mental health crisis in America

Recently, an article highlighted the growing prevalence of a trend that has begun to alarm many educators: teen suicides caused by increased levels of emotional stress, anxiety, and depression.

School division approves mental health curriculum

The planning and process of introducing and implementing mental health programs within the South East Cornerstone Public School Division was explained to the board of trustees when they met in Weyburn.

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