Social issues

Study of over 17,000 students reveals endemic mental health crisis

Dig-In, the leading student brand-engagement platform, in collaboration with mental healthcare provider The Insight Network, has today released initial findings from one of the world’s largest-ever student mental health surveys, questioning more than 17,000 students from 130 universities across England, Scotland and Wales. The results will go on to form …

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New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

Bright children from poorer backgrounds are far less likely to go to university or study A-levels that could get them into top universities than their wealthier counterparts – even if they live in the same neighbourhood and achieve similar results at GCSE. New research by the Social Mobility Commission has …

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3 out of 5 parents say cyberbullying is now harder for them to deal with than face to face bullying

A new study for Anti-Bullying Week by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters,  has found that parents were significantly more likely to be concerned about children aged 13 and under compared to those 14 and above. With smartphone use amongst children now increasingly common, cyberbullying ranks alongside online grooming and sexting in the …

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Mayor’s £1.4m boost for mental health training to help young Londoners

Around 8,000 of London’s frontline professionals working with young people are being offered training in mental health support and safeguarding. The scheme aims to help young Londoners, particularly those affected by gang-related crime, thanks to £1.4m from the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC). The Mental Health and Safeguarding …

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Businesses and their education corporate community engagement programmes wanted!

The City of London Corporation has opened entries for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, the UK’s oldest and most distinguished Corporate Community Engagement awards. This year, the City of London Corporation is particularly interested in hearing about the education Corporate Community Engagement programmes of businesses and with four out …

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National Children’s Bureau wins work to tackle homophobic bullying

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been awarded project funding from the Government to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in schools. The Sex Education Forum and the Anti-Bullying Alliance, both based at NCB, have been granted funding from a £2m package of support created by the Department of …

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