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edition 125 | 08-02-19

In the UK

Instagram vows to remove all graphic self-harm images from site

All graphic images of self-harm will be removed from Instagram, the head of the social media platform has told the BBC.

Screen time: Children advised not to use electronic devices at dinner

Mobile phones should be banned from the dinner table and bedtimes as part of a healthy approach to devices, the UK's four chief medical officers have said.

Snapchat bullying: Adults 'can't keep up with technology'

Parents and teachers cannot keep up with technology quickly enough to effectively deal with cyber bullying, the Children's Commissioner has said.

Mobile phones ‘should be banned from schools’, minister says

‘Every hour spent online and on a smartphone is an hour less talking to family, and it’s an hour less exercise and it’s an hour less sleep,’ say Nick Gibb.

Revealed: How fraudsters are scamming teenage 'money mules' on Instagram and Snapchat

Under-25s are being targeted on Instagram and Snapchat by fraudsters looking to turn them into "money mules".

In the US

Almost all US teens falling short on sleep and exercise

The study, of almost 60,000 teenagers nationwide, found that only 5 percent were meeting experts' recommendations on three critical health habits: sleep; exercise; and time spent gazing at digital media and television.

Students get texts warning of a school shooting. Now, extra police are on campus

Glades Middle School in Miramar has been assigned extra police officers Wednesday after investigators say students received texts or messages on social media Tuesday night warning them of a school shooting.

TCEA 2019: As EdTech expands, so do privacy concerns

Louisiana CTO argues that districts need to change the conversation around privacy and take proactive steps to keep students’ data safe.

Apple to pay teenager who found FaceTime bug

A US teenager who discovered a security flaw in Apple's FaceTime video-calling system has been given a bug bounty.

Texas Father Sues Son's Classmates for Alleged Cyberbullying

A San Antonio man is suing his 14-year-old son's classmates and their parents, accusing the students of starting online rumors that the teenager was planning a school shooting.

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