Two teenagers charged with murder of Brianna Ghey
- Two 15-year-olds have been charged with the murder of transgender teenager Brianna Ghey.
- Detectives initially investigating the case said there was no evidence to suggest that the crime was “hate-related”.
- Cheshire police later stated they were looking at whether the stabbing was carried out as a hate crime.
- For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.
Omegle: Suing the website that matched me with my abuser
- M vs Omegle is a case that could pave the way for being the first time a tech platform is on trial for the way it has been built.
- The legal team involved argues that Omegle became a “hunting ground” for predators due to its random matching system, lack of warnings or age verification.
- This case could force changes to the design of Omegle and compensate the victim taking Omegle to court for the production of CSAM.
- Omegle could also face legal action in the UK if the Online Safety Bill is passed.
- For more on this story, please visit the BBC News website.
Mental health services ‘struggling’ to help those in distress
- Northern Ireland’s mental health champion (Professor Siobhan O’Neill) has said that health providers are struggling to meet the demand of people in significant immediate distress.
- She said Northern Ireland needed “more psychologists, more psychiatrists” and that difficult decisions lay ahead of Northern Ireland’s 10-year mental health strategy.
- The number on mental health waiting lists for more than nine weeks has grown since 2018.
- The number of young people waiting more than nine weeks for access to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) more than tripled between December 2018 and December 2022.
- To learn more, please visit the BBC’s website.