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edition 87 | 20-04-18

In the UK

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report.

My teacher saved me from suicide

Hati says she owes her teacher her life. And now, aged 26 and a trainee teacher herself, she is determined to help today's pupils.

School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games

An Armagh primary school has warned parents not to let their children play two popular online games unsupervised.

It is the season for exam anxiety – but we need to remind our pupils that it is completely normal to feel stressed

With Sats and GCSEs just around the corner, pupils will be feeling anxious, stressed and exhausted. Here, our mental health expert Natasha Devon sets out her top tips for tackling exam anxiety.

Fitness trackers are damaging youngsters’ mental health, leading headmaster warns

Fitness trackers are damaging youngsters’ mental health and parents should stop encouraging their children to wear them, a leading preparatory school headmaster has warned.

In the US

How schools can help prevent student suicide and substance abuse

Rates of suicide and substance abuse are rising, not only in American adults, but in children. A new report calls for schools to be more involved in students' mental health.

Legislators push for mental health bill

Connecticut legislators and mental health advocates gathered for a press to publicly advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 384, which would make mental health treatment more accessible and affordable.

'Audrie and Daisy' survivor shares experiences

More than 500 students from area high schools and community members took part in a public screening of the Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” which details the stories of two underage high school girls who were sexually assaulted by their peers.

After Parkland, Schools Grapple With Threats — and the Best Ways to Respond

In the last two months, there have been almost 1,500 threats to schools in the U.S. and that number is most likely under-reported.

Utah State Board of Education updates anti-bullying policies to include LGBTQ kids

The Utah State Board of Education has updated its anti-bullying policies to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer children.

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