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10/10/2021: Facebook unveils new controls it claims will protect kids

Facebook has announced three new controls it says will help children after a whistleblower accused the firm of ignoring the dangers of social media on young kids. Speaking on NBC’s State of the Union . . . Sunday, Facebook’s Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg unveiled the new ‘nudge’ feature, which he claims will dramatically boost the wellbeing of young social media users.
Daily Mail

10/10/2021: Devon teenagers inspire English schools with mental health resources

They are busy studying for GCSEs and A-levels but four teenagers from Devon have also found time to develop lesson plans, newsletters and videos on mental health that are being used by schools across . . . England. The teenagers, aged 14-16, were unable to find resources that they felt addressed the sort of issues they faced in voices that chimed with them and so decided to design their own.
Guardian

09/10/2021: Zahawi: I’ll put wellbeing at heart of schools policy

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi will tell headteachers today that he will “put wellbeing at the centre of everything we do in schools alongside a drive for rigorous standards”. Mr Zahawi will also . . . tell headteachers at the NAHT school leaders’ union’s annual conference that he has “vowed” to get to the root of what is causing pupils to be persistently absent.
Times Education Supplement

08/10/2021: Campaign to improve mental health support for young black men in prisons

More than a third of UK adults think mental health support offered to young black men in prisons is not effective in preventing reoffending, research by a prisons charity shows. A YouGov survey . . . commissioned by charity Spark Inside found that 37 per cent of adults polled agreed that mental health provision offered to prisoners is “not effective in reducing the likelihood of reoffending on release”.
Children and Young People Now