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edition 60 | 29-09-17

In the UK

Social media terms 'jargon-busted' for teens

A set of jargon-busting guides that teach children about their rights on social media sites has been published.

£1.4m mental health project to help school pupils

Pupils who are showing early signs of anxiety, depression or self-harm will be able to receive specialist help at school.

Teachers must learn to tackle pupil distress, psychologists say

Training would help teachers recognise when pupils need specialist help with mental health problems, according to the British Psychological Society.

Ban mobile phones in schools to protect pupils’ mental health

Schools are recognising the relentless impact that social media and screen time have on the emotional and mental health of their students.

Three ways to avoid the wellbeing pitfalls of the digital world

Despite numerous benefits, the digital world of social media and email can be hazardous to your wellbeing, says this senior school leader.

In the US

Tracking chronic absenteeism, a common theme in states' ESSA plans

By measuring chronic absenteeism, education officials are looking beyond regular daily attendance rates to identify the students who are most at risk for falling behind academically and potentially dropping out of school.

Appearance reported by students as top reason for bullying; experiences vary by gender identity

Data show that despite growing attention to cyberbullying, most students say they still experience bullying in person.

District Technology Specialist: These are the critical success factors for 1:1

How data makes the journey to 1:1 through mobile devices successful.

3 critical digital course materials questions, answered

The influx of devices guarantees digital materials are here to stay — and there's more to them than you might expect.

3 Lessons learned from education technology research

Computers alone aren't making kids smarter, but some educational software does work.

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