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edition 83 | 23-03-18

In the UK

Hate crimes against children have risen by 14% in a year, new figures reveal

Children's charity NSPCC said they have seen spikes in calls to their Childline service after terrorist attacks.

Damning report finds ‘serious failings’ in NHS mental health services

Analysis of complaints about care reveals ‘devastating toll’ of suffering and avoidable deaths.

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Allegations that research firm Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million Facebook users have reopened the debate about how information on the social network is shared and with whom.

'Child porn links could make Bitcoin blockchain illegal'

Researchers in Germany have found hundreds of links to child sexual abuse imagery on Bitcoin's blockchain.

'The explosion of online hate speech represents a very real challenge for teachers'

Students must learn the power of language – both for good and for evil, writes one celebrated educationist. Without it, they are susceptible to the enemies of truth.

In the US

Electronic device screen time may affect mental health of school-aged youths

In children aged 6 to 12 years old, increased use of media or electronic devices (screen time) is associated with a risk for mental health issues.

Thoughtful tech integration in the classroom can model balanced use for students

The way educators work tech into lesson plans influences students' perceptions of how it should be used.

Experts fear misunderstanding of student mental health issues in aftermath of Parkland shooting

While dealing with students labeled with an “emotional disturbance” is a concern for schools, it is rarely the cause of school shootings, experts say.

Here's how Kentucky can stop gun violence and make our schools safe

Here's what some outspoken Kentucky teens and adults want to see happen to make schools safe and stop gun violence.

Portsmouth schools discuss safety planning

Police officials and school administrators held a forum Tuesday night detailing Portsmouth High School’s safety procedures in the event of an active shooter event.

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