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edition 82 | 16-03-18

In the UK

We need to stop labelling pupils as "attention seekers" – and instead, talk about them about the cause of their behaviour

The label 'attention seeker' has an impact on the girls who are unfairly dismissed as simply seeking attention and the boys who witness it. We must drop the phrase from our vocabulary.

Porn age-verification laws delayed by UK government amid widespread confusion about how they will actually work

Critics argue that the new laws could lead people's viewing habits to be leaked onto the internet.

Lack of places for pupils with mental health needs highlighted by DfE research

Headteachers warn there are not enough alternative provision places for pupils with mental health needs and behavioural issues.

'Ed tech opens up amazing opportunities – but it will never replace a great teacher'

If used to empower both teachers and pupils, augmented reality and computer vision can revolutionise learning for millions, writes one technology expert.

BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news"

The new interactive BBC iReporter game - aimed at youngsters aged 11 to 18 - gives you the chance to take on the role of a journalist in the BBC newsroom.

In the US

Student Bullying Is Down Significantly

About a third fewer students from 12-18 years old say they’re being bullied compared to a decade ago.

Florida Becomes First State to Offer Bullied Students Vouchers for Private School

Supporters say students should have the right to an education free from intimidation, but opponents see the program as an attack on public schools.

Schools need additional strategies for addressing students' mental health, educator says

Though the effects of mental illness on school safety is in the news, suicide is a bigger concern.

AL House passes cyberbullying legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill focused on protecting children against cyberbullying and harassment off school grounds.

Schools Get Little Guidance for Addressing Sex Abuse Among Students on Military Bases, AP Finds

Tens of thousands of children and teenagers live and attend school on U.S. military bases while their parents serve the country. Yet if they are sexually violated, they often get lost in a legal and bureaucratic netherworld.

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