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Back to school: Making school safety a priority with smart technology

Smarter Technologies examine how smart technology can assist facilities managers and headteachers in making school environments as safe as possible.
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The science behind how loneliness can create internet addiction

The highest risk revealed by this research is for adolescent boys aged 16, who face a strong chance of becoming temporarily addicted to the internet.
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New Zealand will give free menstrual products to decrease period poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is going to implement a new policy - students will receive free menstrual products from June, to decrease the period poverty that limits access to education.
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School children to be offered two COVID tests a week after lockdown

A leaked plan for the re-opening of schools lists a measure to provide two COVID tests a week, to school children who have returned to education.
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Researchers identify young adults who are facing elevated anxiety

The study looks at behaviour traits at the age of 15, that signal if individuals could be at risk of elevated anxiety three years in the future.
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The impact of remote learning on your child’s vision

Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom, Professional Services Manager at Lenstore, discusses how learning at home and spending more time indoors might have an effect on your child’s eyes and what you can do to mitigate any problems.
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Dr Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appoints Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador during Children's Mental Health week.
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Young minds matter: Protecting children’s mental health from lockdown 3.0

Jon Smedley, a former teacher and founder of Teach Active, explains how schools can help children stay physically active to limit the negative impact of lockdown 3.0 on their mental health.
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Research explains why students keep their cameras turned off

In a survey of 312 students, researchers explored why students were keeping their cameras turned off - despite encouragement from teachers, and a general sense of wanting to see their classmates.
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Generational trauma can change the brain circuitry of an unborn baby

Scientists have found that mothers who have suffered childhood trauma can pass this memory down to an unborn baby - scans showed altered brain circuitry in young children.
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UK Government to offer vouchers after food parcel failure

Footballer and child hunger campaigner Marcus Rashford highlighted ongoing food parcel failures, leading to yesterday's decision to revive the food voucher scheme.
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Some primary schools stay closed due to rising COVID-19 cases

With rising COVID-19 cases, secondary schools will officially remain shut until 18 January - but primary schools across the country have also decided to stay closed.
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Consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus: The short-and long-term transgenerational outcomes

Jane C Khoury & Shelley R Ehrlich from Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, highlight the consequences of foetal development in a “sweet” uterus – including the short- and long-term transgenerational outcomes.
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UK online harms regulation delayed until 2023 by Facebook threat

In 2018 the UK proposed stronger 'online harms' regulation, to address harmful content that children can see on social media - by asking tech giants to do better self-regulation or face Government investigation.
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Education changes: Time for schools to turn and face the digital music

Simon Carter, Director at RM Education says that COVID-19 created deep-rooted education changes in the UK, and that we must now strengthen the world of online learning.
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Shanghai mathematical model predicts when schools can be opened

Educators can use a COVID-19 framework to make school opening decisions - based on a Shanghai mathematical model using contact data from China.
youth wellness

Pathways to youth resilience

Dr Christine Wekerle from McMaster University discusses youth health risks and why resilience is crucial to youth wellness.
loneliness during lockdown, research

49% of young adults in US feel deep loneliness during lockdown

Loneliness during lockdown is one of the most universal afflictions - when researchers studied young adults in the US, they found "alarming" levels of COVID-19 depression.
food poverty map, local authorities

Innovate UK give £47,000 to “food poverty map” project

A team at the University of Nottingham are working with OLIO to create a "food poverty map" via machine learning that could help local authorities target their food support.
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Poverty focus: Empowering mothers of street children

Emily Malcolm from Toybox argues that empowering mothers of street children through business has important ripple effects to change the future for generations to come in this fascinating poverty focus.

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