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- 7th Feb 2023
Improving ethical behaviours online - working with young people to crack the code
Today is Safer Internet Day, the annual global initiative to bring communities together to improve online safety. Perhaps BIT’s biggest contribution in this space is the design and delivery of Digital Compass - a behaviourally informed programme designed with young people to help them behave ethically online.
- 24th Jan 2023
AI to BI: Using artificial intelligence in qualitative research in the Middle East
BIT used AI to co-create images for a campaign to encourage adults in the Middle East to share technical training opportunities with their children
- 18th Jan 2023
Do school exclusions increase crime?
Nearly 50% of the young people we observe in custody aged 15-17 experienced an exclusion while in Year 10, compared to 6% among pupils that do not end up in custody.
- 24th Nov 2022
Why a Winter World Cup could be the education reform of the decade
No really. The impact of watching summer football is the equivalent of going from a high-performing to an average teacher
- 17th Jun 2022
Applying behavioral insights to early childhood education
Increasing economic mobility is a complex challenge for cities. Many factors have an effect. Employment, housing, and health care are just a few. While these areas are critical, cities should also start addressing economic mobility barriers as early as preschool.
- 16th Jun 2022
Common ground: helping tutors and pupils find similarities boosts session attendance
Tutoring is one of the most effective ways to accelerate pupil progress. Indeed, its potential galvanised the creation of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) - the UK Government’s flagship response to learning loss caused by school closures during the pandemic. However, pupils are only able to benefit from tutoring if…
- 10th May 2022
Tips by Text - a promising trial upended by the pandemic
Pre-pandemic, about one in four children were not reaching the required level in language and literacy at the end of Reception. This figure has likely increased as children have had less opportunity for play and learning over the past two years.
- 3rd Mar 2022
Changing teachers’ attitudes did not reduce school-based violence in Tanzania
Every day, students in many countries experience some form of physical discipline at school—like being slapped or hit with a stick—which is linked to lower academic achievement, higher dropout, and other lifelong issues. In 2017, BIT partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to design and test a new program. Our…
- 11th Feb 2022
Changing how young people behave online
This week marked Safer Internet Day, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness about online safety issues. This is a story that we hear frequently in the media: that the internet, especially social media, is an unsafe space, filled with dangerous content and cyber bullying. In particular, with technology…
- 9th Feb 2022
Where we’ve been and where we’re going: Latin America and the Caribbean
Over the past 8 years, we have run more than 40 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 24 randomized controlled trials. Our work spans 14 countries (and counting!) and our partners range from local and national governments to NGOs, the private sector, and international organizations. We are delighted to…
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