Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

July 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Netflix, anorexia, and the risk of ‘thinspo’

Today, Netflix will start streaming To The Bone: a harrowing, funny and ultimately uplifting tale about one young woman’s recovery from anorexia. But does it risk glamourising the illness? Read this topical article from The Day, and decide for yourself. … Continue reading

July 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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New Students Need To ‘Get Real’ About What University Is Really Like

Would-be students need to “get real” about what university is really like, a new report has warned.  Thought I’d share this article from HuffPost Uk about the apparent disparity between pupils’ expectations of higher education and what they experience in … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Chatting Safely While Gaming

Ever useful tips from, Internet Matters for parents and guardians. And, here’s a handy pdf from the NSPCC – A Parent’s Guide to Being Share Aware   Art credit: Internet Matters

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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#Pledge2Talk

Latest post from Internet Matters is part of series on things to talk about with our children before cyberbullying happens: 11–13 year olds – tips to discuss cyberbullying. Let them know that once it’s out there it’s difficult to remove #Pledge2Talk Art … Continue reading

June 11, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The Long Read…

Continuing with the theme of involving parents in their offsprings’ reading journeys (See my last post! 😀 ), this month’s Long Read is a 2016 article from, The Independent: Does spending too much time on Smartphones and tablets damage kids’ … Continue reading

Why you need an early night

June 7, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

Came across this very interesting video via The Day’s weekly round up. Click here to find out Why You Need an Early Night, and to access the associated learning activities.

So what do you think? Is sleep the most important cause of the world’s problems?

Video credit: The School of Life

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now!

With Angus schools’ summer break a mere four weeks away – Sing Hosanna! 😀 – this post from Common Sense Media’s blog may be of interest to parents and guardians: Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now! Photo credit: ©Steve Paine/Flickr; … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Toddlers and tablets and phones. Oh my!

I came across this ITV News report – Toddlers who spend hours staring at phones, tablets and TVs at risk of developing future addictions – and thought I’d share it, as part of Clishmaclaver’s on-going conversation about the negative impact … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Cut your screen time!

Teenagers’ sleep quality and mental health at risk over late-night mobile phone use Teenagers’ late-night mobile phone use is harming their sleep and potentially their mental health, say researchers who advised that “physical boundaries” be set over use of such … Continue reading

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