TikTok faces investigation into impact on young people’s mental health
- TikTok is being investigated by a coalition of US state attorneys for its potential effect on young people’s mental and physical health.
- The investigation is focussing on “methods and techniques” that TikTok uses to boost engagement and increased duration spent on the app from young people.
- It’s likely that this investigation could impact other platforms like Instagram and YouTube who have implemented features like TikTok.
- You can read the full story on gov.uk website.
Independent review into police management of registered sex offenders
- An independent review is underway into police management of registered sex offenders as set out in the Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy (2021).
- Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed Former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, Mick Creedon to conduct the review
- The review will consider police resourcing, consistency of offender management, training and management tools and orders.
- You can read the full story on The Belfast Telegraph’s website.
Teachers want more help to support transgender students
- A survey conducted by charity, Just Like Us, showed that eight in ten teachers want more help to support transgender students.
- Research shows that LGBTQ+ young people are twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
- 23% of primary school teachers and 87% of secondary teachers have at least one pupil who has come out as transgender.
- You can read the full story on ITV News website.
Families struggling to protect kids from ruthless gangs
- A report by the Commission on Young Lives found that families are unable to access the support they need when children are being exploited by ruthless gangs.
- Families are left without help when they find signs (like burner phones and cash) that their children are coerced into selling drugs and committing violent crimes.
- Agencies are slow to respond, and parents are left to become ‘instant experts’ navigating issues around grooming and paying their child’s “debt bonds” to gangs.
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- You can read the full story on Yorkshire Post website.