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New Data Raises Red Flags About K-12 Students’ Mental Health

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Previous articleGlobal Calcium Gluconate Industry (2020 to 2027) – Market Trajectory & Analytics – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGabrielle Union Joins Black Beauty Roster Virtual Summit: Diversifying Beauty in Hollywood Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– A report released by student safety company Gaggle shows a dramatic increase in threats of suicide, self-harm, and violence among K-12 students. “Young people are reeling from the turmoil around them and it’s having a tangible impact on their mental health,” said Jeff Patterson, Gaggle’s founder and CEO. “From the effects of the pandemic on students’ home lives to the broader national tension in politics and civil rights, kids are having a difficult time coping under immense stress. This rise in safety incidents at our schools is extremely troubling.” The report, Ring the Alarm: Students in Crisis, confirms a 66% increase in student safety incidents in the first three months of the 2020–21 school year compared to the same time frame in 2019. A growing number of incidents (42%) occurred after school hours as students continue to use school-issued accounts and devices around the clock. Key findings include:An 83% increase in the volume of threats of suicide or self-harm (36,424 incidents in 2020 versus 19,956 in 2019);Incidences of violence toward others increased by 63% (21,287 incidents in 2020 versus 13,024 in 2019);A 59% increase in incidents relating to drugs and alcohol (4,806 incidents in 2020 versus 3,026 in 2019);A 135% increase in nudity and sexual content involving minors (11,239 incidents in 2020 versus 4,773 in 2019); andA notable increase in incidents occurring among elementary-age students (elementary students accounted for about 13% of incidents in 2020, compared to 4% in 2019). The report data is pulled through Gaggle’s student safety solution, which analyzes the use of online tools within Google’s G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, and the Canvas learning management system for more than 4.5 million U.S. students. During the months reflected in the report, the platform analyzed over 3 billion items within school accounts for harmful content. Gaggle’s technology watches for specific content and communications that might indicate harmful behavior. When a match surfaces, the content is evaluated by a trained safety professional to determine whether it is a threat and how much of a threat it poses. They then alert school officials to signs of student self-harm, depression, thoughts of suicide, substance abuse, cyberbullying, credible threats of violence against others, or other harmful situations. Learn more at www.gaggle.net and follow @Gaggle—K12 on Twitter. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005781/en/ CONTACT: Alexandra Sollberger [email protected] 202-317-0774 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH OTHER EDUCATION DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PRIMARY/SECONDARY EDUCATION SOURCE: Gaggle Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 12:43 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 12:43 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005781/encenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest New Data Raises Red Flags About K-12 Students’ Mental Health WhatsApplast_img read more

East Patchogue Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A hit-and-run driver killed a 64-year-old man while he was walking along a street in his hometown of East Patchogue over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Warren Karstendick was walking on the shoulder of Main Street when he was struck from behind by an eastbound SUV just west of Phyllis Drive at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, police said.The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead.The suspect’s vehicle, which fled the scene, is described as a 2002 to 2005 blue Ford Explorer with noticeable front-end damage to the vehicle’s hood and grill.Major Case Unit detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-852-6553 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Football: UW Athletic Board committee approves policy to change pay dispersal to coaches

first_imgThe personnel committee of the University of Wisconsin Athletic Board approved and recommended a policy that will more equally distribute pay to the coaching staff and assess coaching bonuses on the win total of their team.The policy, suggested by head football coach Paul Chryst and submitted to the Full Athletic Board, involves two noticeable changes to the existing pay system: the scale that is used to determine bonuses based on post season play and the distribution of the bonuses among the coaches.The bowl picture and the conference bowl obligations have changed considerably over the last couple years, Deputy Athletic Director Walter Dickey said.“Now the conference obligations are such that a variety of schools are going to have to go to a variety of bowls,” Dickey said. “Some schools are probably going to bowls better than their record and some are going to bowls worse than their record.”To combat these rule problems, the committee voted to approve a change to the post season bonuses. That change will use a formula for bonuses that would not take into account the bowl a team played in, but instead a system that bases them on the number of games the team wins. Dickey said that the adjusted system of paying coaches for their wins and not on their bowl game will make it much more fair for all coaches.The committee also discussed changes in the amount each coach earned for his/her bonus. In another proposal from Chryst, all of the current bonuses for a coaching staff will be combined and each bonus will receive an equal share of the lump sum of money available.“Having talked to him, I know that his thought is that he wants to have probably 12 shares,” Dickey said. “The 12 shares would be 10 for the football coaches, so him plus nine assistants. The person that, quote-unquote, loses the most money here is Paul.”The proposals surprise many, as athletic director Barry Alvarez has always had a strong position in giving head coaches the majority of the power in the program. A large part of the decision of former defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to leave for Louisiana State University was due to Alvarez’s refusal to pay an assistant more than Aranda was looking for.Football: UW defensive coordinator Dave Aranda leaves for LSUJust two days after the Wisconsin football team took down USC in the Holiday Bowl, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda decided Read…Each proposal was passed, however, and will now be moved on to the full Athletic Board.last_img read more

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European clocks slowed by lag in continents power grid

In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo high power cables hang from a pole on a field in Hattersheim, Germany. ​​Millions of Europeans who arrived late to work or school Wednesday March 7, 2018 have a good excuse: an unprecedented slowing of the frequency of the continent’s electricity grid. The Brussels-based European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, or ENTSO-E, says the problem began mid-January and affects 25 countries, from Portugal to Poland and Greece and Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The problem is caused by a political dispute between Serbia and Kosovo that’s sapping a small amount of energy from the local grid, causing a domino effect across the 25-nation network spanning the continent from Portugal to Poland and Greece to Germany.”Since the European system is interconnected … when there is an imbalance somewhere the frequency slightly drops,” said Claire Camus, a spokeswoman for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity.The Brussels-based organization, known as ENTSO-E, said in a separate statement that “this average frequency deviation, that has never happened in any similar way in the Continental European power system, must cease.”The deviation from Europe’s standard 50 Hz frequency has been enough to cause electric clocks that keep time by the power system’s frequency, rather than built-in quartz crystals, to fall behind by about six minutes since mid-January. The problem mostly affects radio alarms, oven clocks or clocks used to program heating systems.ENTSO-E said it’s working on a technical solution that could bring the system back to normal within “a few weeks,” but urged European authorities and national governments to address the political problem at the heart of the issue.”This is beyond the technical world. Now there needs to be an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo about this lack of energy in the Kosovo system. You need to solve it politically and then technically,” Camus told The Associated Press.The friction between Serbia and Kosovo is part of a broader dispute that goes back almost 20 years. Since the war in Kosovo ended in 1999, the Serb-dominated north of Kosovo that remains loyal to Belgrade, haven’t paid the Kosovo government for the energy they consume.A 2015 agreement was meant to resolve the dispute, but Serbia has blocked its implementation.Serbia’s power grid company EMS blamed the problem on Kosovo, claiming that in January and February the country “was uninterruptedly withdrawing, in an unauthorized manner, uncontracted electric energy from the Continental Europe synchronous area.”Kadri Kadriu, deputy manager of Kosovo’s grid operator KOSTT, acknowledged that electricity from elsewhere was diverted to the Serb minority in the north, but said consumers there hadn’t paid for their electricity, causing considerable financial burden to the company.ENTSO-E warned that “if no solution can be found at political level, a deviation risk could remain.”So far the only consequence seems to be the effect on clocks.”The system is built in such a way that all your basic needs are really secured by the distribution and the transmission system operators,” Camus said. “Frankly, there is no risk other than those clocks running behind.” Citation: European clocks slowed by lag in continent’s power grid (2018, March 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-european-clocks-lag-continent-power.html Europe’s electricity operators prepare for March solar eclipse Millions of Europeans who arrived late to work or school Wednesday had a good excuse—an unprecedented lag in the continent’s electricity grid that’s slowing down some clocks. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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