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February 14, 2024

Home Office to pay influencers to post on TikTok urging migrants not to cross Channel

  • Influencers on TikTok will be paid by the British government to urge migrants not to cross the Channel in small boats.
  • Mass advertising campaigns will take place in Albania, Iraq, Egypt and Vietnam, with further plans to introduce them in Turkey and India.
  • A Home Office spokesperson reported that they will use every means necessary to save lives.
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.

Brianna Ghey’s mother warns tech bosses more children will die without action

  • The mother of murdered Brianna Ghey has warned that a generation of anxious young people will grow up lacking resilience as a result of the internet.
  • She believes her daughter was vulnerable after spending time online, lacking contact with her real-life friends.
  • Ms Ghey said the creators of smartphone apps and social media sites have a duty to protect the mental health of young users.
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.

Police investigate death of teenager targeted by online blackmail

  • Police are investigating a death of a teenager who took his own life after being targeted by an online blackmailer. 
  • The predator threatened to expose intimate details about him to everyone in his contact list. 
  • A few hours, later he was found dead in his family home. 
  • For more, please visit The Times website.