Education

England’s schools ‘worst for cyber-bullying’

Image copyright Getty Images Head teachers in England are more likely to face problems with pupils bullying online and misusing social media than in any other developed country, an international study says. A report from the OECD think tank reported the experiences of more than 250,000 teachers in 48 industrialised countries and regions. It showed […]

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Computer ‘geek’ stereotype puts girls off subject

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The research said stereotyping was one of the main barriers to more girls participating in computing Cultural stereotyping of computer users as “male, socially awkward and intense” has led to a low number of girls in NI studying computing. That is according to a report from the Council for the […]

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Oxford University accepts £150m from US private equity boss

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Multi-billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is a confidant of President Trump The largest single donation to a UK university has been given to Oxford for a new institute that will study the ethics of artificial intelligence. Stephen Schwarzman, a US private equity billionaire who has advised Republican presidents including Donald Trump, has […]

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Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News Image copyright Instagram The aunt of a 12-year-old girl has shared screenshots online of the adverts her niece was served up on Instagram during the course of a day. Every single one was based around fashion or beauty. The girl, who is just about to turn 13 – […]

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Dogs’ eyes evolve to appeal to humans

If a dog has eyes that seem to be telling you something or demanding your attention, it could be evolution’s way of manipulating your feelings. Researchers have found that dogs have evolved muscles around their eyes, which allow them to make expressions that particularly appeal to humans. A small facial muscle allows dog eyes to […]