New screenshots highlight how Snapchat’s coming ‘Family Center’ will work

  • Images shared by app intelligence company Watchful show how the new Family Center on Snapchat will work.
  • The Family Center will enable parents to see who their child is engaging with in the app, who they have added and who they are following.
  • There are concerns that this will reduce Snapchat’s appeal to young people, as parents become more aware of the tool.
  • You can read the full story on the Social Media Today’s website.

Pandemic has made young people more depressed

  • New research measuring the impact of COVID-19 has found the pandemic has left children aged 11 to 15 more depressed and less satisfied with their lives.
  • Had the pandemic not occurred, researchers estimate there would be 6% fewer adolescents reporting high depressive symptoms.
  • Analyses suggested that the negative impact may have been greater for females than males.
  • You can read the full story on the News Anyway’s website.

Without change, thousands of children face care according to review

  • A review has found tens of thousands of young people will end up in care unless there are radical changes to child protection in England.
  • Recommendations from the review include phasing out young offender institutions and recruiting more foster parents.
  • The review follows the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Jones and Star Hobson, which both highlighted inadequacies of the social system.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.

Race Council outrage after boy loses finger

  • Equality campaigners have voiced their outrage after a 11-year-old boy lost his finger after fleeing from bullies in Wales.
  • The child caught his finger climbing a fence to escape and it could not be saved during surgery.
  • His mother said that her son had been subject to racial and physical abuse.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.