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edition 130 | 15-03-19

In the UK

Cartoons about online safety launched for four-year-olds

Children aged four to seven are being targeted in a new online video campaign from the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Spotting fake news is a life skill – let’s teach it

The internet is full of wonderful facts - but also lies and hoaxes. Make sure students know how to spot the difference.

'We prefer the robot to the teacher,' students say

Pupils enjoy lesson led by robots because they can ask it the same question many times with impunity, says John Hattie.

'Maths anxiety' may be fuelling a national crisis, researchers say

“Maths anxiety” may be fuelling a national crisis, Cambridge University researchers have said, as they find that one in ten children suffer from “despair and rage” at the subject.

Sanitary products to be given out for free in secondary schools, Chancellor confirms

Sanitary products are to be given out for free in secondary schools across England from September, the Chancellor has confirmed.

In the US

Ontario set to ban pupils from using mobile phones in class

Government hopes ban will help distracted students focus on their learning.

Students file lawsuit against colleges in bribery scandal

Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children’s admission.

Schools grapple with student depression as data show problem is worsening

Rates of mental-health incidents among teens and young adults have arced upward over the last decade while they’ve remained relatively unchanged for older adults, a new analysis finds.

He blamed his mother for Facebook posts that talked about shooting up a school, cops say

A former Everglades High student has been arrested for threatening to “shoot up” the school, Miramar police announced Monday morning.

Mental health woes are rising in young Americans – Is social media to blame?

Young Americans may be more vulnerable to depression, distress and suicidal thoughts or attempts than their parents' generation, and social media might be fueling that troubling trend.

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