Social media use increases depression and loneliness

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to…

News

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality of life, as well as increase brain connectivity…

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. The analysis…

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania and six other centres reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up…

Politics

Poorest areas in England infested with Fast Food outlets

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal England’s poorest areas are fast food hotspots, with 5 times more outlets found in these…

Men willing to punish more than women to get ahead

New research from Chapman University evaluates gender differences in cooperation Chapman University has published research measuring gender differences in cooperation and punishment behaviour.…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so we bottled it and filed it under 'features'.…

Do intelligent robots threaten millions of jobs? What could this mean for our students?

Advances in artificial intelligence will soon lead to robots that are capable of nearly everything humans do, threatening tens of millions of jobs…

Research

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments…

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

Television has a large impact on children's lives; studies have…

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with…

Health & Wellbeing

Happy childhood memories linked to better health later in life

People who have fond memories of childhood, specifically their relationships with their parents, tend to…

Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children's sleep, according to new Oxford University…

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

Television has a large impact on children's lives; studies have shown that for every 3…

Gadgets & EdTech

How “tech intensity” is the call from Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed how 'tech intensity' can help individuals and business to embrace technology in every part of…

Advertising in kids’ apps more prevalent than parents may realise

 From games inspired by popular TV shows to digital play labeled as educational, children's apps continue to explode on smartphones…

Children put on by robots

Conducted by computer scientist Anna-Lisa Vollmer of the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University as well…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

We really struggled to agree on what category to file this resource feature under, so…

Entertainment

Girls More Likely to Be Interested in Computer Science Careers After Watching YouTube Red Original Series ‘Hyperlinked’

Based on a new study released today, young girls who have seen season one of YouTube Red's original series Hyperlinked are now 11 percent…

Leisure & Travel

A guide to: Barcelona by @digicoled

From the UK, Barcelona is one of the most accessible cities, with many airports and airlines flying out to the Catalonian city, offering…