2021 News: First 4

2021 News: First 4

27/06/2022: Young people must report harmful online content, says UK watchdog

Young people should report harmful online content, the communications watchdog has said, after finding that two-thirds have encountered potential harms on social media but only one in six report it.

Guardian

27/06/2022: Adultification Bias In Child Protection & Safeguarding

The latest (24 June) in the probation inspectorate’s Academic Insights series highlights adultification bias, its links to racialised discrimination, and how it can impact upon child protection and . . . safeguarding practices. The report, authored by Jahnine Davis, Director of Listen Up and a specialist in the safeguarding of Black children shows how the application of adultification bias results in children’s rights being diminished or ignored, with notions of innocence and vulnerability displaced by notions of responsibility and culpability.
Russell Webster

26/06/2022: UK is failing fostered children with mental health problems, warns charity

Foster care in Britain is facing a “mental health crisis” because the government is failing to meet the needs of mentally ill children in care.

Guardian

25/06/2022: Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens

Instagram is exploring new ways for teenagers to verify their age and comply with platform rules. The Meta-owned app is testing video selfies with facial analysis software as a new age-verification . . . method. Some users on Instagram try to skirt its 13+ age rule by editing their date of birth to make them appear over 18.
BBC

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