Concerns about extremist content on TikTok

Facebook Allowed App Developers Access to Peoples Data

Katie Price Speaks to MPs About Online Bullying

  • Katie Price has told MPs that there has to be “some kind of justice” for those who are bullied online. 
  • Appearing virtually at the Commons Petitions Committee, the reality TV star said trolling was getting worse because there were “no consequences”.
  • Ms. Price spoke about the abuse her disabled son Harvey has received online, as part of an inquiry into the issue, saying “my son Harvey was born with disabilities, he gets a lot of racial abuse, disgusting despicable things”.
  • The PM has said the government is “working at pace” on new legislation against “online harms”.

Rise in LGBTQ Community Seeking Suicide Support During Lockdown 

  • There has been a significant rise in the UK in the number of LGBT people seeking suicide-prevention support, during lockdown.
  • Support group LGBT Hero reports 11,000 people have accessed its suicide-prevention web pages – up over 44% on the first three months of the year. Other LGBT charities have service users who have killed themselves.
  • One victim’s mother says they “massively struggled” with being disconnected from the community during lockdown.
  • The government considers LGBT people to be at higher risk of suicide but no national data on LGBT suicides is kept.

FBI Charge British Socialite Ghislaine Maxwell 

  • British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, an ex-girlfriend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged in the US after being arrested by the FBI.
  • She is accused of assisting Epstein in his systematic abuse of children across borders. 
  • Prince Andrew continues to face mounting pressure to speak to FBI investigators prosecutors, who have urged the Prince to come forward over allegations of sexual abuse related to the case.
  • In a press conference, prosecutors publicly asked victims of Epstein’s child sex trafficking network to come forward no matter when the abuse happened. 
  • In the UK you can contact NAPAC or the NSPCC adults helpline with any concerns.
  • You can also contact the NSPCC’s whistleblowing helpline if you have concerns about the handling of allegations.

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