Helping you to keep up with the latest news from the education industry

edition 73 | 12-01-18

In the UK

Apple plans 'more robust' parental tools after iPhone addiction claims

Apple says that it plans to make parental control tools more robust, following investor calls that it must take action against smartphone addiction in children.

'Perfectionism is dangerous – it damages students' mental health and restricts their learning'

With relentless testing, social media scrutiny and the changing job market, is it any wonder we've seen a worrying rise in children aiming for perfection?

Local authorities collecting sensitive pupil data without consent

Legal action considered as research shows that authorities are compiling data about pupils in alternative provision, without consulting the children or their parents.

NSPCC sounds warning after serving police officer admits grooming '15-year-old boy'

A child safety charity has warned of the dangers of social media after a serving police officer was caught by a vigilante paedophile hunter.

Top five questions for education new boy Damian Hinds

Damian Hinds has become the new Education Secretary, replacing Justine Greening. What are the questions waiting at the top of his in-tray? And what should he do differently to avoid the sudden exit of his predecessor?

In the US

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets.

Digital Citizenship’ Classes are the New Normal in Schools

Today, a growing number of digital-citizenship curriculum providers are emerging, catering to increasing demand from schools and educators across the country adopting “DigCit” as central to the education they provide.

Apple Investors Warn iPhones and Other Technology May Be Hurting Children

A pair of investors who say they hold about $2 billion in Apple stock are pushing the company to do more to protect its youngest users from the effects of digital technology.

#MeToo Goes to School

A push is on for more openness and accountability when it comes to sexual misconduct and harassment at the K-12 level.

10 education trends for 2018

Experts from various areas of the education industry share trends that will help shape K-12 education in 2018.

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