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edition 127 | 22-02-19

In the UK

Brexit 'could risk children's safety', warn commissioners

Children's safety could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU without proper plans for child protection, the UK's four children's commissioners warn.

Nestle and Epic pull YouTube ads over abuse claims

The food giant Nestle and several other big companies have pulled their adverts from YouTube following claims they appeared next to offensive content.

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

One in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18, the first research of its kind suggests.

Girl found hanged weeks after school self-harm incident, inquest hears

Elena Mondal, 14, was found dead at Henrietta Barnett school, north London, in 2017.

Bristol teacher Benjamin Bird asked boy for 'penis photo

A teacher who sent "inappropriate" messages to pupils for his own "sexual gratification" has been banned from teaching for life.

In the US

Teenagers say anxiety and depression are a ‘major problem’ for their generation

Depression and anxiety are seen as “major problems” among teenagers, according to a new study.

Spotty internet access for rural students limits achievement

A study shows how strong and reliable internet access for rural students can make or break learning.

Number of homeless students soars

Homelessness among students enrolled in schools from kindergarten through 12th grade has increased 70 percent over the last decade.

Bill would require schools to teach details of consent in sex ed

Illinois schools might soon be teaching a new, fuller definition of what it means to give sexual consent.

As students struggle with stress and depression colleges act as counselors

More than 60 percent of college students said they had experienced “overwhelming anxiety” in the past year. Over 40 percent said they felt so depressed they had difficulty functioning.

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