Social media help young people to explore sexuality

We need to get away from the idea that social media has a negative impact on the sexual behaviour of young people. "Social media can actually be an excellent way for young people to explore sexuality," says anthropologist…

News

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 communities than in the most affluent. The data also…

Warning follows report into online child sexual abuse risk

If the public are serious about wanting to protect children from online sexual abuse more investment in skilled professionals is needed now If the public are serious about wanting to protect children…

Access to high performing schools in England has become more geographically unequal finds @EduPolicyInst

A new report by the Education Policy Institute, Access to high performing schools in England, looked at the density of high-quality secondary school places across England, comparing high-quality places in 2015 with 2010 in…

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

Children’s violent video game play associated with increased physical aggressive behaviour

Violent video game play by adolescents is associated with increases…

Asking questions, testing improves student learning of new material

Jason Chan makes a point to periodically interrupt his lecture…

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Adolescents require 8-10 hours of sleep at night for optimal…

Health & Wellbeing

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Adolescents require 8-10 hours of sleep at night for optimal health, according to sleep experts,…

The whole day matters for cognitive development in children

In a new study, researchers at the CHEO Research Institute have found that children aged…

Depressed teens, depressed parents

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours, as…

Gadgets & EdTech

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…

Thousands of mobile apps for children might be violating their privacy

Thousands of the most popular apps and games available, mostly free of charge, in the Google Play Store, make potentially…

Harnessing the potential of blockchain to transform education

Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the…

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…