Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors
- Yubo has announced that it will adopt a new age verification technique using live image capture technology to identify minors using the app.
- This aims to keep children separate from adult users on Yubo.
- The new system will direct new and existing users to an age verification and agreement screen during sign-up or as a pop-up when launching the app.
- They would be prompted to take a short video that analyses movement, assures the image is real and can be used to confirm age.
- To find out more about Yubo, check out our article.
- You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.
New digital platform launched to boost online safety lessons
- A new free education platform launching in the UK will provide primary school children with the chance to learn about online safety and media literacy.
- The ‘Digital Matters’ platform will be aimed at pupils in Year 5 and 6.
- It will offer guidance to children, teachers and parents through digital lessons based on real-life scenarios on topics such as misinformation, cyberbullying, online grooming, peer pressure and general online security.
- You can read the full story on The Independent’s website.
Anti-social TikTok craze making people in Coventry street jump out of their seats
- Children in Coventry have been involved in a new TikTok craze by running and kicking the front doors of houses.
- Elderly residents have said they are really frightened by the antics.
- A source said that youths are deterred by Ring doorbells and barking dogs.
- Check out our Online Challenges article.
- You can read the full story on the Coventry’s Telegraph website.
Review calls for child protection overhaul in England after two deaths
- An independent review into the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson has called for an overhaul of child protection services in England.
- The creation of specialist child protection teams has been proposed to oversee cases where children are at serious risk of harm.
- The teams would be composed of social workers, mental health professionals, police officers, paediatricians, and child psychologists.
- The review also highlighted several “chances missed” by child protection teams to save the children, as there were multiple warnings from family members.
- You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.
Vulnerable child held in custody due to lack of secure accommodation
- The NI Commissioner for Children and Young people has described remanding a vulnerable child in custody to assure their safety as ‘unacceptable’.
- A judge remanded the child in custody due to the danger they posed and the fact that there were no available beds in a secure unit.
- This was then overturned at High Court and the child was released unconditionally.
- You can read the full story on the Armagh NI’s website.