How parents’ internet addiction can fuel their childrens’

  • A recent study at Bournemouth University found that parental behaviours may be a major influence in teenager’s technology addictions.
  • A questionnaire revealed that the more addicted the parents were to technology, the stronger their child’s compulsions were to show similar behaviours.
  • This study suggests that setting an example is a powerful form of parenting.
  • For more on this study, go to The Conversation website.

YouTube makes profits off hate speech, claims new report

  • An investigation by a company called Bot Sentinel found nearly 24 channels which violated YouTube policies but were still allowed to post.
  • In an interview with Rolling Stone, the company said they were shocked to see the app ‘spruced up’ with hate, racism and misogyny.
  • They suggested that YouTube profits from the ads on this type of content due to huge numbers of engagement, and therefore have not taken further action.
  • For more on this report, go to the Digital Information World website.

School girl assaulted by classmate loses bid to have him expelled

  • A teenage girl seriously injured in an assault by another pupil has lost a High Court battle to have him expelled from their school.
  • The girl suffered a dislocated knee and needed emergency surgery after being assaulted by a side tackle type attack, which was filmed by other pupils. This may have been exacerbated by a pre-existing medical condition.
  • The judge ruled that whilst the attack was “callous and malicious”, it was not for the court to manage discipline in schools.
  • For more on this story, please go to the Belfast Telegraph website.