A new children’s rights strategy to be launched in Rome

  • A new Children’s Rights Strategy will guide the 46 member states of the Council of Europe in protecting and promoting children’s rights covering 2022 to 2027.
  • Access to and safe use of technologies for all children and Children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations will be just some of the priorities of the strategy.
  • The strategy comes at a time when the UK (a founding and active member of the Council) is set to move ahead with its online harms bill.
  • It will be launched on the 7th-8th April at a high-level conference based in Rome.
  • You can read the full story on the Council of Europe’s website.

High-profile women on Instagram face misogynist abuse

  • A report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate analysed direct messages to high profile women on Instagram.
  • The report shows systemic failures to protect women from ‘misogynist harassment’.
  • Concerns include users being unable to report abusive voice notes sent directly to them, users being unable to report messages sent in ‘vanish mode’ and users struggling to download evidence of abuse messages.
  • You can read the full story on the Guardian’s website.

Twitter confirms it is working on an edit button

  • Twitter has confirmed that it is working on an edit button that would allow users to change their tweets after being posted.
  • The feature will be tested in the next coming months, but no exact release date has been announced.
  • To find out about Twitter’s safety features, check out our safety card.
  • You can read the full story on BBC’s website.

Videos from third-party apps can be added to Facebook Reels

  • Meta announced that Facebook is allowing users to post to Reels from third-party apps.
  • The “Sharing to Reels” integration will allow third-party app developers to add a Reel button to content so that it can be shared.
  • Users will be able to customise the content with Reels editing tools like audio, text, effects, captions, and stickers.
  • You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.