Teens must ‘get smart’ about social media

New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a worrying path towards developing body image issues and eating disorder behaviours - even though they are smartphone savvy. The Australian research, published in…

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

Want to become an expert? Here’s the 5 things you need…

Becoming an expert in any field takes time and dedication,…

Research shows puberty changes the brains of boys and girls differently

Scientists have found that brain networks develop differently in males…

Sharing goals – be careful whom you share with

If you want to achieve a goal, make sure you…

Health & Wellbeing

Majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk

The first-ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed…

Teenagers less likely to respond to mothers with controlling tone of voice

Teenagers are less likely to cooperate and put effort into their mother's requests when they…

Research shows puberty changes the brains of boys and girls differently

Scientists have found that brain networks develop differently in males and females at puberty, with…

Gadgets & EdTech

Giving people a ‘digital identity’ could leave them vulnerable to discrimination

Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents, such as a birth certificate, a digital identity could…

Highlights from MGF 2019

This article has been written for the UKEdMagazine Supplement focusing on the Moscow Global Forum – City of Education 2019…

Futures look bright in Skolkovo

This article has been written for the UKEdMagazine Supplement focusing on the Moscow Global Forum - City of Education 2019…

Features

Make a Dementor From Harry Potter

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

Entertainment

In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes

Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people's identities and values. In relation to the depiction of…

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…