Most online child abuse ‘targets girls aged 13 and under’
- The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) annual report shows most online child abuse is targeted at girls aged 7 to 13 who own smartphones.
- The IWF acted on 252,000 child abuse reports to remove explicit content online, where 91% involved girls aged 13 or under.
- 68% of reports involved 11- to 13-year-olds – deemed to be the most vulnerable age as this is when most children are given mobile phones.
- You can read the full story on The Telegraph’s website.
Google adds new ‘data safety’ labels to Play Store listings
- Google is adding new updated ‘data safety’ labels for all apps listed in the Play Store.
- These will provide more specific information in regard to what data each app collects, how developers use your data and the app’s security practices.
- They are aiming to increase transparency over the process of data handling.
- Developers will be required to complete this section for their apps or risk penalties and being unlisted from the marketplace.
- You can read the full story on the Social Media Today’s website.
Instagram is testing pinned grid posts
- Instagram is testing a feature to let users ‘pin’ or highlight specific posts at the top of their profile grid.
- The feature is currently available for testing for some users and no wider release date has been confirmed.
- This is similar to Twitter’s pinned tweets and TikTok’s pinned videos.
- You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.
Schools braced for further disruption
- Schools could face further disruption after members of one of NI’s leading teaching unions voted in favour of strike action over workload, pay, and working conditions.
- This follows a survey of NASUWT members where 74% reported their workload increased significantly in the past two years.
- The survey also illustrated that 54% were seriously considering leaving the profession.
- You can read the full story on the Belfast Telegraph’s website.