Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment 

  • Tinder has announced product improvements as well as training for internal teams to better support survivors of abuse and harassment.  
  • These improvements include mandatory training for Tinder’s customer care team on abuse reporting pathways, how to spot reports of serious abuse and how to respond.  
  • Users will have access to a dedicated Crisis Text Line, alongside having the ability to see background information on a match, such as whether they have a history of violence. 
  • To learn more, visit Tech Crunch’s website

Instagram rolls out a new profile banner to display users’ upcoming live streams  

  • Instagram is introducing a new feature dedicated to notifying others about scheduled live-streams.
  • Once this banner is active, users can subscribe to get reminded about the livestream. 
  • This feature is another way Instagram are attempting to rival platforms such as TikTok, by empowering their creators to directly engage with followers.
  • Read more about this on the Tech Crunch website. 

Nearly 19,000 victims of revenge porn in four years 

  • Channel 4 News has revealed that 18,700 cases of image-based sexual abuse were reported to police forces in England and Wales between January 2018 and August 2021 
  • Analysis shows that 80% of reported victims were women and girls and almost 2,000 victims were under the age of 18 at the time the reported incident occurred. 
  • To learn more, visit the Channel 4 News website. 

Rotherham grooming gang victims urged to come forward

  • The National Crime Agency are urging potential victims of the Rotherham grooming gangs to come forward after it has emerged that over 1,000 victims have been identified so far. 
  • Phillip Marshall, the senior investigating officer, said the three objectives of this investigation are focusing on the victims, identifying offenders to bring them to justice and rebuilding public confidence. 
  • Read more about this on the MSN News website.