Read the latest about new Guidance for Responding to Nude Image Sharing, the rise in Child Eating Disorders, latest scams and more…
TOP NEWS THIS WEEK:
SHARING NUDE IMAGES – NEW GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS
The UK Government have issued new guidance on how to respond to incidents of sharing nude or semi-nude images by children. There is a brief overview for front-line staff as well as full guidance for safeguarding leads, head teachers and senior leadership teams. Read the full guidance here.
INCREASE IN EATING DISORDERS
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warns of a huge increase in cases of food restriction disorders such as anorexia nervosa in children and young people, as a result of the pandemic. Isolation from peers and increased use of social media with a focus on unrealistic body images as well as other worries are considered to be some of the contributing factors. Parents are advised to look out for changes in the way their child approaches food or exercise. Read more here.
The ecommerce authentication service, FakeSpot, reported that almost 21% of sites on Shopify (the relatively new online marketplace) posed a risk to shoppers due to phishing, counterfeit goods and other fraudulent practices. Read more here
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