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The Research Files Episode 68: Regulating teachers’ social media use
The Research Files Episode 68: Regulating teachers’ social media use

Researchers from the School of Law at Western Sydney University have looked at the regulation of teacher behaviour on social media in Australia. In this episode of The Research Files, we’re joined by the researchers to find out more about social media policies in schools and the ramifications for teachers.

Infographic: Students’ experiences and perceptions of harmful sexual behaviour
Infographic: Students’ experiences and perceptions of harmful sexual behaviour

More than 900 students aged 13 and above were surveyed about ‘the prevalence of peer-on-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence, including online, in their lives and the lives of their peers’ as part of a rapid review in the UK. Here, we share how boys and girls responded, which shows boys were much less likely to think these things occurred.

Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ for school students
Sexual harassment ‘normalised’ for school students

Sexual harassment, including online sexual abuse, has become ‘normalised’ for children and young people and so commonplace for some that they see no point in reporting it to teachers and school staff, according to the findings of a review in England.

Teachers’ understanding of bullying behaviour in the early years
Teachers’ understanding of bullying behaviour in the early years

Teachers play an important role in the mitigation of bullying, particularly in the early years, where children are more likely to rely on their teachers to help them fix their problems. So, as an early years educator, how do you approach assessing behaviour to decide whether it is bullying?

The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital
The Research Files Episode 58: Pasi Sahlberg on Growing Up Digital

Professor Pasi Salhberg from the Gonski Institute at UNSW Sydney joins Teacher to discuss the findings from Phase 1 of the Growing Up Digital Australia study. It’s an ongoing research project that explores how the widespread use of media and digital technologies is impacting the wellbeing, health and learning of Australian children.

Digital learners and digital citizens – learning remotely and safely
Digital learners and digital citizens – learning remotely and safely

In our latest reader submission, Dr Joanne Blannin says the move to remote learning is an opportunity to develop substantial online learning skills for our students and see them as digital citizens who can use the internet safely and responsibly for learning, play and fun.

The impact of digital technology on student learning and wellbeing
The impact of digital technology on student learning and wellbeing

The amount of time children and teenagers are spending on digital technology inside and outside school is having a significant impact on their classroom learning, and physical and mental wellbeing, according to teacher and principal data from an Australian research study.

Infographic: Child online safety

Results of a cyber safety survey conducted over three years with respondents from 30 different countries have recently been released. DQ Institute surveyed 145 426 children and adolescents on issues related to cyber safety to assess which countries are considered safest.

Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy
Researching education: Five further readings on media literacy

This month’s edition of Researching Education: Five further readings explores media literacy. We’ve gathered five further readings available on this topic, including two recent research reports looking into the challenge of media literacy education.

Screen time and students' mental health
Screen time and students' mental health

‘Educators and parents are questioning the effect that technology can have on students' mental health and wellbeing, now more than ever,’ Julia Gillard writes in her new Teacher column.