Rape posts every half-hour found on online incel forum

  • A study from the Centre for Countering Digital Hate has warned that discussions amongst incels online are growing more violent.
  • Incels – short for Involuntary Celibate – hold misogynistic beliefs, and some have launched violent attacks.
  • According to the study, a particular forum has seen a rise in hate towards women, with posts mentioning incel groups committing mass murders rising by 59% between 2021 and 2022.
  • For more on this, visit the BBC website.

Mini-budget: Parents facing tough talks with children over bills

  • A mother has said she has had “heart-breaking” talks with her young children as the family struggle with the cost of living.
  • Unfortunately, the cost of fuel meant they could no longer take their son to his football matches
  • The UK government will announce its plans for the economy soon – it is expected to announce tax cuts, higher levels of public borrowing and a reduction of regulations.
  • For more on this, please go to the BBC website.

TikTok pulls posts for weight loss drugs that reached children

  • Migraine and epilepsy drugs were promoted for weight loss to teenagers on the platform, as found by an investigation from the Pharmaceutical Journal.
  • TikTok has been forced to respond to harmful dieting content on its platform in the past.
  • A 2021 report by the Wall Street Journal showed how TikTok’s algorithm pushed young girls towards dieting and weight loss videos.
  • For more on this, go to the Verge website.

For our Scottish listeners, young people invited to take part in National Discussion

  • Every child and young person in Scotland is being encouraged to get involved in a National Discussion on education.
  • Let’s Talk Scottish Education invites those aged three to 18 to share their ideas, views and experiences.
  • Children and young people can also contribute by emailing the Scottish Government or through social media, using the hashtag #TalkScottishEducation.
  • To find out more about the National Discussion and how to get involved, visit the Let’s Talk Scottish Education web page.