• How Instagram can Take its Child Safety Work even Further

    How Instagram can Take its Child Safety Work even Further

    Thorn found that the majority of American children were using apps years before they are supposed to be — and fully a quarter of them said they have had sexually explicit interactions with adults. That puts the onus on platforms to do a better job in both identifying child users and to protect

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  • Report warns of Child Sex Abuse Material fuelled by Imagery Produced by Children

    Report warns of Child Sex Abuse Material fuelled by Imagery Produced by Children

    An “explosion” of child sexual abuse material taken offline in the first half of 2021 is being fuelled by imagery produced by children, internet safety experts have warned. The Internet Watch Foundation has removed 100,616 web pages containing child sexual abuse imagery this year – up 62% from

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  • Sharenting: Is It the New Child Abuse?

    Sharenting: Is It the New Child Abuse?

    The influencer marketing industry is gaining momentum by the minute. However, what is becoming more prevalent in the world of influencers is sharenting; influencers using their own kids as their new content on social media

  • Parents Fears over Sexting and Abuse among Teenagers

    Parents' Fears over Sexting and Abuse among Teenagers

    A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers' lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Here, two of them tell their stories

  • Parents Cautioned Against Exposing Children to Social Media

    Parents Cautioned Against Exposing Children to Social Media

    Lawmakers across Africa are toughening sanctions against child abuse, especially on social media. This is according to a consultant with the World Future Council Foundation, Ramana Shareef