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.

Police conduct major county lines sting operation

  • Police have disrupted a major county lines drug network between the South West and North West of England.
  • Officers seized various drugs, guns, knives, crossbows, and cash in a two-day operation.
  • To find out more information about County Lines, check out our article.
  • You can read the full story on ITV’s website.

Children’s rights must be ‘understood by all’

  • The annual “State of Children’s Rights in Scotland” report has been published.
  • The report has identified key challenges in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  • Findings show a gap between theory and practice in engaging young people in decision-making processes and children (particularly those at risk) are often excluded from the system.
  • You can read the full story on The National’s website.