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Wednesday 14th August 2013

Social media: why the case for teaching digital literacy is so compelling

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As a parent, I can only start to imagine the pain, grief and suffering of the family of Hannah Smith, who committed suicide recently after being bullied on the ask.fm website. Almost daily, fresh headlines emerge about social media sites like Twitter being used to issue threats of rape, violence and murder. My visceral, emotional, immediate reaction is much like everyone else: something must be done.
Date:
Wednesday 14th August 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
Tuesday 25th June 2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

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It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
Tuesday 25th June 2013
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 9th May 2013
Friday 5th April 2013

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children
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From the Empire State Building to the pyramids, members of the global autism community shone a lens on autism this week by lighting many iconic landmarks in blue. This was in celebration of World Autism Day, which is a global initiative instigated by the United Nations to help raise awareness. It marks the start of autism awareness month.
Date:
Friday 5th April 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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