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edition 91 | 25-05-18

In the UK

How much screen time is too much for kids?

Parents have been advised to limit media consumption, but research suggests it’s the nature of it that matters.

How to keep your college cybersafe

Principal Ken Thomson shares his top tips for maintaining cybersecurity standards that will keep students, staff and data safe.

Tens of thousands of children become severely obese in primary school, figures show

These figures on severely obese children are a worrying wake-up call for urgent joined-up action.

Save the Children report says 1.2bn children at risk

More than half the world's children are at risk of poverty, conflict and discrimination against girls, according to a report by Save the Children.

YouTube deletes half of 'violent' music videos

YouTube says it has deleted more than half of the "violent" music videos that the country's most senior police officer asked it to take down.

In the US

Suicide attempts among American youths are highest during school months, study finds

A new study has found that the number of suicide attempts among children and teenagers in the U.S. are highest during school months and lowest during the summer.

Nebraska lawmakers say school safety will be priority

Nebraska lawmakers are offering ideas and seeking studies in hope of improving safety in schools following more mass shootings.

Teens Are Cyberbullying Themselves. Why?

Cyberbullying researchers Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduj wanted to understand the prevalence of adolescents who bully themselves online and the reasons behind it.

Teachers may not be so hot on students’ use of digital devices for learning

42% of teachers in a Gallup poll say they think digital devices have a “mostly helpful” impact on students’ education, but they have less positive views of devices’ impact on physical and mental health.

Report says school violence on the rise against LGBT students

A new report from University of Oregon researchers shows bias-based bullying and violence is on the rise in Oregon schools, especially aimed at LGBT students, who experience twice as much verbal, physical, psychological and sexual violence as their peers.

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