Children as young as between three and six years old are becoming the latest victims in a growing trend of self-generated child sexual abuse, a report from an internet safety watchdog has said.
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Some women shared the messages they get on Instagram. It’s not pretty.
Women on Instagram are exposed to an “epidemic of misogynist abuse,” according to a new report.
Safer Internet Day 2022: together for a better internet
Safer Internet Day, 8 February, will be celebrated worldwide with the theme “Together for a better internet”.
2021 was worst year on record for online child sex abuse, says IWF
Internet grooming of children has surged during lockdown, according to new research that found a threefold increase in online sexual abuse imagery featuring seven to 10-year-olds.
IGF 2021: UN supports creating a better online environment
[news release] Determining clear principles protecting human rights online, fighting disinformation and hate speech, and ensuring access to the Internet for all people by 2030 – these are the most important goals faced by the United Nations now. On Tuesday, 7 December, the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021 officially started in Katowice, Poland.
YouTube to remove all anti-vaccine misinformation
YouTube has said it will remove content that spreads misinformation about all approved vaccines, expanding a ban on false claims about Covid-19 jabs.
‘Stalkerware’ Apps Are Proliferating. Protect Yourself.
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
An Experiment to Stop Online Abuse Falls Short in Germany
Despite having one of the world’s toughest laws against online hate speech and harassment, Germany has struggled to contain toxic content ahead of its Sept. 26 election.
Study finds girls suffer mental health impacts after just two hours of screen time
New global research has found excess screen time and a lack of physical activity is harming the mental health of adolescents.
New EU law allows screening of online messages to detect child abuse
The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (6 July) the final version of the ePrivacy derogation, a temporary measure enabling providers of electronic communication services to scan and report private online messages containing material depicting child sex abuse. The provisions also allow companies to apply approved technologies to detect grooming techniques.