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edition 154 | 13-09-19

In the UK

Plan for teacher training to focus more on tackling bad behaviour in class

Under new proposals, Ofsted plans to focus on the way teachers are trained to deal with poor behaviour in lessons.

One in five children have contemplated suicide because of bullying

Almost one in five children have contemplated suicide because of bullying at school, a new study has revealed.

Welsh Government launches suicide and self-harm guidance to support schools

The Welsh Government has published new Suicide and Self-harm guidance to support teachers and professionals who regularly come into contact with young people.

Mentally ill children sent hundreds of miles for NHS treatment due to lack of beds

Mentally ill children are being forced to travel hundreds of miles for NHS treatment, with one child sent 339 miles from their home.

Facebook and Instagram tighten rules on self-harm images

Social network and its subsidiary to crack down on potentially dangerous content.

In the US

Suicide: one person dies every 40 seconds

We call on all countries to incorporate proven suicide prevention strategies into national health and education programmes in a sustainable way.

Should teachers and students connect through social media?

While these tools can improve communication, experts say districts must set clear boundaries on social media interactions between students and teachers.

8 ways to embrace mindfulness this year

Here's how a middle school teacher decreased her and her students' anxiety and began to think more positively, all with mindfulness.

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

Surveillance, communication and cybersecurity are essential ingredients for a safe learning environment.

Projects provide broader view of students' SEL progress

Finding ways to assess social-emotional learning skills can give educators a more holistic view of a student and more well-rounded teaching strategies.

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