UK tightens plans for Online Safety Bill to stop children viewing pornography
- Under the government’s latest amendments after debates in parliament, it will set higher standards for age verification tools used by services that publish or allow pornography on their platforms.
- This is to ensure that they can effectively determine if the user is a child.
- New measures will also seek to hold executives of tech companies responsible for keeping children safe on their platforms.
- The Minister for tech and the digital economy Paul Scully has said that to ensure a better future for children, they are “acting robustly and with urgency to make the Online Safety Bill the global standard for protecting our children”.
- For more, please visit the Reuters website.
Girls are worried about being able to afford period products
- According to research from the Girlguiding’s Attitudes Survey, cost of living concerns are taking a toll on young girls in the UK.
- The survey asked 2,614 girls and young women between February and April about the impact financial concerns were having on them.
- 40% of all girls aged between seven to 21, said they have heard their parents talk about cutting back and saving money on certain things.
- 21% of 11- to 21-year-olds feel worried about not having money for period products or period pain medication.
- Girlguiding chief executive, Angela Salt has said that this research shows how these concerns are impacting girls’ daily lives.
- The full results of the survey, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery will be released in September.
- For more, please visit the Independent’s website.
Teachers in Dungannon raise concerns about working conditions and wellbeing
- The Irish National Teacher’s Organisation (INTO) is carrying out an anonymous health and wellbeing survey at St Patrick’s College in Dungannon.
- It comes after concerns about working conditions and wellbeing were raised.
- The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) stated that the school leadership is “well placed to be able to deal with any significant issues”.
- The survey of INTO members in the school has been taking place over the last week, however, findings will not be presented to governors and CCMS until August.
- For more, please visit the BBC News website.
- That is all from us for a while, we will be back on the 28th August with your Daily Safeguarding News.