When kids exclude their peers from group chats and messages, is that bullying? | Mint – mint | Team Cansler

Exclusion can lead to hurt feelings, even when there is no malicious intent behind it. But educators, pediatricians and researchers say online exclusion can be overt, particularly in group texts or chats on any platform teens use to communicate and make plans, be it Apple’s iMessage, Snapchat, Instagram — even Zoom. These experts say they’ve … Read more

The number of homeschooled children in Western Australia has almost doubled in six years – ABC News | Team Cansler

The number of children being homeschooled in Western Australia has almost doubled in the last six years, with around 6,000 children now registered with the Department of Education. The figures show an increase of 35 percent in the past year alone. Home Education Association Australia President Janelle Barnes said many parents who started homeschooling during … Read more

OPINION: COVID-19 school closures have undermined learning | Open | ivpressonline.com – Imperial Valley Press | Team Cansler

Whether California schools should stay open or close was a hot topic as the COVID-19 pandemic raged in 2020 and 2021. Although medical authorities were quick to conclude that children were at much lower risk of becoming infected or suffering serious consequences if they did become infected, California schools were largely closed, in large part … Read more