Teenage victims ‘more likely to self-harm’

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers who are victims of neglect, bullying, crime, family violence and sexual exploitation are more likely to self-harm and have suicidal thoughts, a study from King’s College London finds. The report says the picture is complex, with other pre-existing vulnerabilities like low self-esteem or an unsupportive home also playing a part. […]

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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are highly sceptical about advancement being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission. It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities depended on social background rather than talent. The previous commissioners resigned over a lack of […]

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Oxbridge ‘over-recruits from eight schools’

Image copyright Getty Images Oxford and Cambridge are being accused of being so socially exclusive that they recruit more students from eight top schools than almost 3,000 other English state schools put together. The Sutton Trust social mobility charity says the leading universities are failing to attract a wide enough range of talent. Trust founder […]

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYouTubers have been ignoring the site’s ban on essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been […]

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