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  • Blog
  • 11th Apr 2024

Could summer jobs stop youth violence?

In many American cities, Summer Youth Employment Programs offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds short-term paid employment during the long summer break from school. Some of these programmes have been in existence for decades and operate at a huge scale. Given the evidence from the US on violent youth offending,…

  • Blog
  • 29th Feb 2024

Should we ban mobile phones in schools?

Policy moves need to be informed by HOW phones distract young people as well as the messy reality of trying to implement blanket bans in the classroom.

  • Report
  • 6th Feb 2024

How can we promote a reasoned use of screens by children?

We tested a digital family mediation tool, offering information and support to parents and guiding them to create their own personalised strategy for better managing screen time at home.

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 6th Feb 2024

Comment promouvoir un usage raisonné des écrans chez les enfants ?

Nous avons testé un outil numérique de médiation familiale, permettant d’offrir de l’information et du soutien aux parents et de les guider dans la création d’une stratégie personnalisée pour mieux gérer les écrans à la maison

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2024

“Together for a safer internet”: how and why we should put children and young people at the heart of designing future internet policy

Today is Safer Internet Day, raising awareness globally of a safer and better internet for all, especially for children and young people. Lis Costa, Managing Director of BIT UK, considers how we might make this year’s theme of “Together for a safer internet” a meaningful reality. 

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Inés Sanguino

Inés is an Advisor in the Home Affairs, Security and Education Team. Prior to joining BIT, Inés worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. At the OECD, she supported countries in the implementation of education policies and collaborated on a project related to foreign language…

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Trisha Harjani

Trisha is an Associate Research Advisor in the Education, Social Cohesion, and Home Affairs team where she supports the team in the design, implementation and evaluation of trials. Before her role at BIT, Trisha worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Cambridge and the Hong Kong University of…

  • Blog
  • 28th Dec 2023

Three Promising Opportunities for Applied Behavioral Science Compliance, Cybersecurity & Human Resources

Applied behavioral science has flourished in the private sector over the past decade. Today, there are an estimated 154 corporate behavioral science teams. And this figure doesn’t begin to capture the full magnitude of this work, including recent projects by such disparate companies as Unilever, Indeed and Meta.  

  • Blog
  • 5th Dec 2023

Three remarkable new findings in PISA - the worlds guide to how our kids are learning (or not)

In the world of education, the PISA results are the World Cup, Olympics and Oscars all rolled into one. For a generation they have provided the benchmark study on how well our children are learning - and how well our educational systems are performing. 

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Tom Gunter

Tom is a senior policy advisor in our Rapid Insights Team – a joint policy venture with Nesta, that brings together new research and expertise from both organisations to address pressing policy challenges. He leads the team’s work on Education and Skills. Tom joined Nesta and the Behavioural Insights Team…