TikTok accounts hiding Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) in plain sight
- Many TikTok accounts have become portals for dangerous and disturbing CSAM, by using a setting that makes it only visible to the person logged in.
- Gaining access to these accounts simply requires a password from the owner of the account.
- TikTok’s security policies prohibit users from sharing login details however, a Forbes investigation uncovered how easily these policies can be bypassed.
- Forbes have found a major blind spot where TikTok’s moderation is failing, and a high volume of illegal images are circulating despite a “zero tolerance” policy for CSAM.
- For more on this story please visit Forbes’ website.
Study finds that children who feel poorer are more likely to have mental health problems
- Psychologists at the University of Cambridge have found that children who feel poorer are more likely to experience mental health issues and bullying.
- Children who feel poorer also scored 11% lower in terms of wellbeing compared to those who saw themselves as equal to others.
- They also found that young people who think they are poorer and those who believe they are richer were both more likely to bully others.
- Check out our resources for Anti Bullying Week 2022.
- For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.
Parents encouraged to have regular conversations with teens on online safety
- New research from TikTok and Internet Matters shows that only a third of parents with teenage children speak to them about online safety once a week.
- 16% said they only speak to their children on the topic every few months.
- 74% of parents would wait for a trigger, such as a negative change in their child’s behaviour, before speaking to them about online safety.
- For more on this story please visit the Independent’s website.