Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse

Crown Prosecution Service seeks help as internet is increasingly used to perpetrate violence against women Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales to better fight online abuse, as the internet is increasingly used as a weapon by perpetrators of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence against women. The Crown Prosecution Service said the[…]

New measures to keep children safe online at school and at home

All schools to filter inappropriate online content and teach pupils about staying safe. All schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online – including cyber bullying, pornography and the risk of radicalisation – under plans unveiled by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. Recent events have shown that the[…]

Young ignore ‘social media age limit’

More than three-quarters of children aged 10 to 12 in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey suggests.  The study, marking this year’s Safer Internet Day, also suggests more than one in five has faced online bullying. The global event encourages “safe and responsible” use of the[…]

Internet safety plea over death of Tallulah Wilson

A coroner has urged the government to take action over web safety after a 15-year-old girl took her own life, warning of a risk of future deaths. In January St Pancras Coroner’s Court heard that Tallulah Wilson, of West Hampstead, died having posted self-harm images on networking site Tumblr. In a report, the coroner made recommendations[…]