Girls’ difficulty in navigating unsolicited ‘dick pics’

  • A study published in Sex Roles has explored how teenage girls experience receiving unwanted ‘dick pics’.
  • Almost half of women report having received an unsolicited image before the age of 18 in the UK.
  • Research showed 76% of adolescent girls surveyed had received a photo of this nature before and 70% had been asked to send naked pictures of themselves.
  • They also found that most images received were not asked for or wanted, but they did not feel they could report it.
  • You can read the full story on the PsyPost’s website.

Google can remove personal information from search results

  • Google’s new search results removal request feature allows users to request to remove personally identifiable information from search results.
  • This includes phone numbers, email addresses or other sensitive information that can be used to break into online accounts.
  • This aims to help victims of doxxing, which is where personal information about a person is published online without their consent, often with malicious intent.
  • You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.

Autism, ADHD, and school absence are risk factors for self-harm

  • Research has found that the risk for self-harm was nearly 3 times higher for boys with autism compared to those who were not neurodivergent.
  • Findings highlighted that ADHD was a strong predictor of self-harm in both boys and girls and that young people with ADHD were approximately four times more likely to self-harm.
  • They also found young people who spend time away from school through exclusion or absence were at greater risk of self-harm.
  • You can read the full story on the Deccan Herald website.

Teenagers warned the motorway is ‘no playground’ as they make social media video

  • Four teenagers were removed from the side of the motorway as they tried to make a social media video.
  • Police and traffic officers in South Yorkshire warned the teenagers that the motorway is “no place” to make videos.
  • A Highways England spokesman said it is believed the teenagers were making a social media video, possibly for TikTok or Snapchat.
  • You can read the full story on The Belfast Telegraph’s website.