Internet Matters releases Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World report
- Internet Matters have released their Index Report on Children’s Wellbeing in a Digital World.
- The report provides an overview of the impact of technology on the wellbeing of children of different ages, genders, and demographic backgrounds.
- You can access the full report through the Internet Matters website.
- You can also catch an interview by our CEO, Jim Gamble on the GB News Twitter.
Child sexual exploitation underreported with authorities struggling to keep pace
- A report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has found that authorities are struggling to keep up with the changing nature of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
- CSE is becoming more of a hidden problem and being increasingly underreported when linked to other forms of criminal behaviour such as county lines.
- Professional language around CSE describes children being “at risk” despite clear evidence of actual harm having occurred.
- You can read the full story and access the report through the IICSA website.
Online trolls could face two years in jail
- Posting messages online which are “likely to cause harm” could be punishable by two years in jail under the new “duty of care” offences.
- Any message or post where the sender was “aware of” or “intended harm” to someone would be classified as an offence and would not require proof that someone was harmed.
- The offences will form part of the new Online Harms Bill which will place a duty of care on social media companies to protect children.
- You can read the full story through the Telegraph.
Android Messages beta starts displaying iOS Message reactions
- A beta feature is being rolled out on the Android messaging app to interpret emoji reactions to messages sent from the iOS Messages app.
- This fixes a long-standing issue for SMS chats between Apple and Android users.
- Without the feature, an Android user typically receives a separate message telling them an iOS user reacted to a message.
- You can read the full story through The Verge.
PSNI’s domestic abuse alert scheme extended to 77 additional schools
- A scheme to alert schools if their pupils have been affected by domestic violence is being extended to a further 77 schools in Northern Ireland.
- Operation Encompass aims to help children affected by domestic violence by getting them immediate support from staff in their school.
- If the PSNI attends an incident where a child is present, school staff responsible for safeguarding will be informed before the start of the next school day.
- You can read the full story through the BBC.