Internet Safety In the News

by | Apr 5, 2019

Internet Safety In the News

Social media ‘more addictive than drugs and alcohol’, warns Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex has warned of the dangers of social media, declaring it “more addictive than drugs and alcohol” during a discussion on young people’s mental health.

Source: ITV News, 3rd April 2019.

Underage access to porn online is UK parents biggest fear.

Three quarters (75%) of parents worry about their children accessing inappropriate adult content online such as violent porn, according to new research.

Source: Open Access Government , 29th March 2019

Met Police ‘overwhelmed’ by child sex abuse cases online.

The Met Police, Britain’s largest police force, has been “overwhelmed” by a surge in online child sexual abuse and

exploitation cases, a watchdog has warned.

Source: T&E, 28th March 2019

Schools should model mobile use, not ban them’

Teachers should allow mobiles in the classroom to demonstrate appropriate phone use, the general secretary of ASCL has said

Source: TES, 27th March 2019

The Telegraph – More than one in ten primary schools boys labelled with mental health disorder.

More than one in ten boys at primary school are being labelled as suffering from a mental disorder, amid growing concerns about their classroom behaviour, research suggests. The NHS report, which examines the factors which may increase the risk of mental illness, found young boys were twice as likely as girls the same age to suffer such problems.

Source: Telegraph, 26th March 2019.

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