Daily memo 30 October - 3 November
Welcome to the Parent Zone Daily memo. Here are the stories that have grabbed our attention in education, social care and the digital world...
Friday 3 November
It's just emotion, taking me over...
Why emotional intelligence matters and how it can be taught in schools.
One MP has said action against sexual attacks in schools is taking too long.
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'You're there to help them.'
What’s it like being a Childline volunteer?
It all matters
Connecting new dads with their children should be as important as connecting new mums.
A now former employee of Twitter took down Trump’s account before he left.
Thursday 2 November
The artificial intelligence frenzy is leading to a brain drain at UK universities.
Where's the evidence?
One school expert claims it's time to start using hard evidence, and not hunches, to fix behaviour in schools.
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The hunt is on
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt calls for social media giants to take on cyberbullying.
Every penny counts!
But Facebook says that despite business booming, tackling cyber abuse will cut into its profits.
One travel blogger has claimed Instagram is sexist because of the pressure put on women to look a certain way.
Wednesday 1 November
Bots and rogue advertising are being used to manipulate social media.
‘Worries about robots taking over and destroying people come from science fiction,’ says world renowned professor of robot ethics.
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Women's charity Refuge is warning about the rise in the use of technology to spy on or harass a partner.
IPhone’s image recognition tools lead to fears that it is storing nude photos in a special category, but it’s not as creepy as it sounds.
Tackling gambling addiction
The maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals could drop to as little as £2 under a government review.
Tuesday 31 October
X marks the spot
Apple sacks engineer after iPhone X appears in a video his daughter uploaded ahead of the phone’s official release.
Not so smart
It appears smartphone users among young people is in decline.
Read how school counsellors are managing with the student mental health crisis.
Former Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill sparks a Twitter debate over children in restaurants.
Twitter user and relationships blogger Oloni encouraged her female followers on Twitter to ask out their crushes and screenshot the responses. The results are the things of dreams!
Monday 30 October
WhatsApp scraps edit feature for changing sent messages – but there is always the new ‘unsend’ feature.
5 ways to put the social back into social media.
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I’m not listening to you...
A Facebook executive has denied the social network uses a device's microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads.
Not an ‘ideal fit’
Gordon Brown admits he was not ‘ideal PM’ as he did not get Twitter.
Deaf ballet dancer’s hearing implant photoshopped out of Virgin Active photo.