Twitch’s new policy will ban ‘harmful misinformation super spreaders’

  • Twitch will ban users who repeatedly spread harmful misinformation on the platform.
  • The policy
  • Topics covered in the ban include false information about COVID-19 vaccines and harmful health misinformation.
  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

UK justice system risks causing fresh trauma to women and girls

  • A study has found that vulnerable young women and girls with previous experiences of abuse and violence are at risk of re-traumatisation in the criminal justice system.
  • The Young Women’s Justice Project report urges that action must be taken to break the “cycle of abuse, inequality and offending”.
  • The report also shows that girls in custody self-harm at a higher rate than boys and 63% of girls aged 16 to 24 have experienced rape or domestic abuse.
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

Young girl returned after kidnapping by man she met on Roblox

  • A 13-year-old girl in the US has been returned home safely after she was allegedly kidnapped by a man she met through children’s app Roblox.
  • Police believe the girl was sexually assaulted “many times”.
  • The man convinced the young girl to leave her home after two days of speaking on the platform.
  • You can read the full story on BBC’s website.

Education bodies unite against integrated bill

  • An Integrated Education Bill for Northern Ireland is facing opposition from five representative governing bodies in education.
  • The bill seeks to set minimum targets for the number of children being educated in integrated schools and to provide dedicated funding for the sector.
  • The bill could be subject to a Petition of Concern if enough MLAs sign up to block the passage at the final stage.
  • You can read the full story on Belfast Telegraph’s website.