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edition 155 | 20-09-19

In the UK

BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children

The BBC has created a "wellbeing" smartphone app called Own It aimed at children.

Teachers 'have worked long hours for many years'

Teachers in England have worked long hours - an average of 46 to 49 hours a week - for many years, research finds.

Facebook to block altering of headlines in adverts

Facebook says it is going to make changes to prevent advertisers from altering headlines and links to other people's online stories.

Playing Truant Can Be A Mark Of Anxiety in Children – Here Are The Signs

Mental health charity Mind is calling for a distinction to be made between those playing truant and those suffering from mental health conditions.

Children as young as 11 placed in unregulated care homes

Children as young as 11 years old are illegally being placed in unregulated homes in England, the BBC has learned.

In the US

New York, Virginia Become First States To Mandate Mental Health Education

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

3 ways educators can give weight to student voice

Including students in classroom decisions and hearing their concerns when choices affect them can boost engagement at all grade levels, experts say.

Apps that connect teachers and parents can help overcome language barriers

Teachers are using new apps to improve parent-teacher communication and, in some cases, bridge disconnects with ELL students.

How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

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

Can Putting Devices Away Build Character?

How do screens amplify our character strengths and when do they diminish them?

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