Image copyright Getty Images The number of cases of peer-on-peer abuse in schools reported to a support charity has doubled in four years. And the NSPCC, which has also seen a rise, says such cases are occurring “thousands of times a year”. Mosac, which helps parents and carers of abused…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The most commonly used drug among students is cannabis Drug-using students should be given advice and support instead of being disciplined when no criminal offence is committed, a report recommends. About two in five students are drug users, says the study from the National…

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We’ve all heard the complaints about artificial intelligence: It’s going to steal human jobs. AI bots like Alexa are trying to take over our lives (and probably know more about us than they should). Even tech superstars like Elon Musk and Bill Gates are concerned about AI and its abilities. But focusing on AI and emerging tech’s…

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Image copyright Getty Images More than 40 companies have signed up to a pact to cut plastic pollution over the next seven years. The firms, which include Coca-Cola and Asda, have promised to honour a number of pledges such as eliminating single-use packaging through better design. They have joined the…

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Image copyright Getty Images The number of cars made in the UK during March fell by 13.3% from a year earlier as both domestic and overseas demand for vehicles declined. The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders (SMMT) said poor weather had affected production. But it said car sales to…

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Alex Henthorn-Iwane is vice president of product marketing and Ameet Naik is technical marketing manager at ThousandEyes.  Multicloud is typically understood to be an evolutionary step for enterprises that are moving past a single-cloud starting phase toward a “best of breed” approach to cloud offerings. Various factors dictate this. For…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRufaro Chisango recorded footage of the incident, which contains language that some people may find offensive Two people are to appear in court after a video of apparent racist slurs being shouted in a university hall emerged. Nottingham Trent University student Rufaro…

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Image copyright Amazon Image caption Amazon has released coloured versions of its Echo Dot speaker to accompany the new features Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa can now be made to encourage children to say: “Please,” and: “Thank you,” when issuing it voice commands. The new function addresses some parents’ concerns that…

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