The depressing truth about my kids' school, and yours

I had a depressing online conversation with my childrens' school principal the other day. I had seen, a web site recently created to help inspire children to program. It features a video with the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg explaining what got them hooked on programming, and why it's important to expose children to this stuff.

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Texting preventing teens from getting enough sleep

A steady stream of text messages and notifications rattling teens’ smartphones at night is hurting their sleep – and their health – experts say.

The common form of communication for teenagers these days is texting, and the hours and frequency at which they arrive at is stopping them from getting a good night’s rest.

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Gay teen who posted online support video takes own life

A young gay filmmaker took his own life this month, just weeks after creating an online video encouraging other gay teenagers. 19-year-old Californian EricJames Borges killed himself after posting the video to It Gets Better, a project designed to give hope to lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.

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Heartfelt video response to school bullying goes viral

A video has been sweeping the Internet over the last week, bringing the plight of bullied children everywhere into the spotlight. The video, in which a final-year middle school student reveals that he is gay, has received over seven million hits.

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Facebook’s positive and negative impact on grades

Have you ever told your kids (or have you been told) to stay off Facebook because it could hurt your grades at school? A study has found this may – and may not – be the case.

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Top 2 iPad apps for students (learning)

Istudiez Heading back to school this December? If you’re a student who is lucky enough to be lugging around an iPad, here are a couple of must-have “academic” apps to keep you on course during the school year.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.