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edition 47 | 23-06-17

In the UK

Facebook reveals plans to tackle online extremism

A new initiative will act as a forum for firms to share experience of extremism and trigger awareness campaigns.

Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine, says top addiction expert

A survey of more than 1,500 teachers, around two-thirds said they were aware of pupils sharing sexual content, with as many as one in six of those involved of primary school age.

What is Snap Map? How to use Snapchat’s new stalky map feature

Snapchat’s latest feature lets you share your location with your Snapchat friends, and view their location on a map, updating when you open the photo messaging app.

University of East Anglia in students' personal data breach

A university has mistakenly emailed hundreds of students intimate and sensitive personal information about dozens of fellow undergraduates.

More grammar schools could open despite Tory U-turn, campaigners say

Wealthy parts of London could be allowed to open new grammar schools even though the government dropped its manifesto promise to expand school selection, education campaigners have warned.

In the US

How to use Snapchat for classroom learning success

How social media-savvy educators are finding ways to make learning fun for their students by incorporating Snapchat into lessons.

Hack attacks highlight vulnerability of Florida schools to cyber crook

Two months before the U.S. presidential election, international hackers slipped into the computer systems of at least four Florida school district networks in the hopes of stealing the personal data of hundreds of thousands of students.

New study reveals cities where low-income students are doing best

When it comes to educating students from urban low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. And it’s one you might not expect.

Best practices to protect and empower students online

Introducing technology into the classroom, while also limiting its ability to distract students is a dilemma faced all across the country.

9 benefits of implementing innovative education

Personalized learning and more creative approaches toward teaching are becoming increasingly important, not only in K-12 classrooms, but in higher ed and the workforce, too.

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