Education

Isn't that a walkboy?

Image copyright Getty Images Young people can no longer tell the time using the big hand and the little hand, and some schools are even replacing standard clocks with digital ones in exam halls, according to some teachers. We asked School Reporters from Catmose College, Rutland, what they thought – and we added a few […]

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Drugs 'used by two in five students'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The most commonly used drug among students is cannabis Drug-using students should be given advice and support instead of being disciplined when no criminal offence is committed, a report recommends. About two in five students are drug users, says the study from the National Union of Students. Universities’ most […]

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YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output

Image copyright Getty Images Google says it will add new parental controls to its YouTube Kids app, after inappropriate videos were repeatedly discovered on the service. One of the new options prevents channels that have not been vetted by human moderators appearing on the app. Parents will be able to choose between human-curated playlists and […]

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Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon has released coloured versions of its Echo Dot speaker to accompany the new features Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa can now be made to encourage children to say: “Please,” and: “Thank you,” when issuing it voice commands. The new function addresses some parents’ concerns that use of the technology was […]

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Walking 'helps mother survive' death of daughter

Natalia Spencer wants to raise £1m for the hospital where her daughter died of a rare condition, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, (HLH) in 2015. She previously walked around the entire British coast and is now walking around the south west and south Wales in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital. More on this and other stories from the […]

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Cambridge beats Oxford to top university guide's table

Image caption Cambridge was judged to have the highest entry standards in the guide Cambridge has beaten Oxford to top an annual league table of UK universities for an eighth consecutive year. The Complete University Guide 2019 rankings are based on 10 measures, including research, student satisfaction, and graduate prospects. London School of Economics (LSE) […]

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Sexual violence guide created for Scottish universities

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The guide highlights the need for well-publicised support information for students Practical guidance to help Scottish universities and colleges tackle sexual violence and harassment on campus is to be published. The guide offers advice and training for staff and highlights the need for well-publicised support information for students. It […]