Children ‘self-harming due to UK’s cost of living crisis’

  • Research from the Childhood Trust has found millions of young people are at ‘breaking point’ with stress and anxiety because of the effect of the rising cost of living.
  • Nearly one in 10 has started self-harming and 8% have shown suicidal tendencies.
  • 53% of people questioned by researchers had known someone who had taken their own lives, had attempted or had thought about it.
  • The charity said the persistent anxiety for both their own and parent’s wellbeing, as well as lack of basics such as food and toiletries was taking an emotional toll on children.
  • You can read the full story on the Independent’s website.

Young people trust politicians less than influencers to give truthful news

  • A poll conducted by Survation and commissioned by BBC Education has found young people trust politicians less than social media influencers to tell the truth about current affairs.
  • The survey targeted more than 2000 people aged 11-16 and implied that social media is the main source of news for the age group.
  • The research comes after the BBC launched a new campaign called ‘Other Side of the Story’ which will help young people navigate fake news.
  • You can read the full story on the Independent’s website.

Telegram’s Premium subscription has launched

  • Telegram has rolled out their paid subscription which will give users access to extra features.
  • Features include the below:

  • Faster downloads


  • A larger maximum file upload


  • Longer bios with a link


  • Library of premium stickers


  • Text conversion for voice message


  • To learn more about Telegram, check out our article.



  • You can read the full story on the Verge’s website.