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Schools ‘should help children with social media risk’

Schools ‘should help children with social media risk’ 4 January 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Everyone’s always Snapchatting you” – five children describe how they use social media Schools should play a bigger role in preparing children for social media’s emotional demands as they move from primary to secondary school, England’s children’s commissioner says. Anne Longfield said she was worried many pupils at that stage became anxious about their identity and craved likes and comments for validation. Her study said children aged eight to 12 found it hard to manage the impact. The government said...

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Call for maximum temperature in Scottish classrooms

Call for maximum temperature in Scottish classrooms 3 January 2018 comments Image caption Classrooms which are too hot can cause fatigue A teaching union has called for a maximum temperature to be set in Scottish schools. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), believes too much heat can cause fatigue, loss of concentration, impaired learning experiences and increased risk of accidents. Currently a school can be too cold for pupils, but not too warm. Pupils can be sent home if their classrooms do not reach the minimum temperature, but there is no maximum. Now the country’s largest teaching union has...

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