Across the country, young people are being manipulated, sexually abused, forced to launder money and deal drugs. Exploitation isn't obvious. But it happens everywhere. And you can stop it.
Useful resources for Parents and Carers
If you have a gamer in your household, chances are you’ve heard the word ‘Twitch’ being used. The name sounds fun, age-appropriate, and harmless. It would be easy to assume it is a type of game or a new slang word.
In reality, Twitch is a far more complicated platform that can expose children and young people to age-inappropriate content in a hard-to-control environment.
Doxxing, or doxing, is a scary problem that can put your family members and their real identity in danger. However, there are things you can do to stay safe.
This light touch analysis has considered the case file of the Report Harmful Content service from April 2021 to November 2022. During this period the service has dealt with 2,195 inquiries and has escalated around 33% of these to other services. However, in 87% of cases Report Harmful Content were able to encourage industry to successfully take action.
In a blog post, Twitter said that it will only allow accounts that subscribe to its premium Twitter Blue feature to use text message-based 2FA. Twitter users that don’t switch to a different type of two-factor authentication will have the feature removed from their accounts by March 20.
That means that anyone who relies on Twitter sending a text message code to their phone to log in will have their 2FA switched off, allowing anyone to access their accounts with just a password. If you have an easily guessable Twitter password or use that same password on another site or service, you should take action sooner rather than later.
SWGfL has partnered with Schillings, a leading crisis management firm specialising in reputation, privacy and security, on a new, easy-to-understand guide to the Online Safety Bill. Aimed at young people, their parents and teachers, this simplified guide seeks to demystify the lengthy and complex regulation that sets out to make the UK ‘the safest place to be online.’
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