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February 15, 2024

Offenders confused about ethics of AI child sexual abuse

  • The Lucy Faithful Foundation (LFF) have reported that they are receiving an increasing number of callers who are confused about the ethics of viewing AI child abuse imagery.
  • The charity is warning that creating or viewing these images is still illegal.
  • Graeme Biggar, head of the National Crime Agency has reported he wants tougher sentences for offenders who possess child abuse imagery, whether AI generated or not.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

School uniforms may be barrier to physical activity among younger girls

  • A Cambridge study has found that fewer pupils of primary-school age meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) minimum in countries where uniforms are the norm.
  • They found restrictive uniforms could be preventing these pupils, especially girls, from being physically active.
  • The findings support previous research that girls feel less comfortable engaging in play if they are wearing skirts or dresses.
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.

X took payment from terrorists, campaigners say

  • According to the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), X granted blue check marks to designated terrorist groups and others barred from operating in the US.
  • X removed some ticks after the report, stating its security was “robust”.
  • The TTP said X had removed the ticks from the accounts after its report was published.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

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Second girl comes forward in Rochdale rape investigation

  • Another girl has come forward in the investigation in which four boys, aged 12 to 14 were arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
  • The boys have currently been bailed under “strict conditions.”
  • Police have reported that they have increased presence in the area and are working with key partner agencies and specialist organisations.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Inside ‘mental health bank’ helping children in ‘crisis’

  • The Jade Youth and Community Centre provide help and support to children with serious mental health issues.
  • They receive referrals from GPs to treat these children due to long NHS waiting lists.
  • Children who struggle in mainstream education can also receive education at the centre, with those with behavioural issues receiving additional support.
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.