Instagram is testing new options for Stories replies

  • Instagram is testing new options to reply to Stories.
  • According to software testers, users will be able to reply to Stories with voice messages or images.
  • Additionally, a feature that will let users share posts using QR codes is reportedly also in the works.
  • You can read the full story on Business Today’s website.

TikTok is testing a ‘Watch History’ feature

  • TikTok is reportedly testing a ‘Watch History’ feature which would give users the ability to browse through a list of videos they’ve previously watched on the app.
  • No details on the feature or its release date have been officially announced by TikTok.
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  • You can read the full story on The Verge’s website.

Boys and girls feel negative effects of social media at different ages

  • According to research by the Oxford Internet Institute, girls are vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at a younger age than boys.
  • Girls experience effects like bullying, body dysmorphia and anxiety between the ages of 11 and 13 while boys experience them between the ages of 14 and 15.
  • The study also suggested that girls aged 11 to 13 and boys aged 14 to 15, who increased their use of social media, had lower life satisfaction after 12 months.
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.

Ambitious reform for children and young people with SEND

  • The Department for Education (DfE) has outlined plans for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
  • A new Green Paper published today as the result of the SEND review sets out new standards across education, health, and care.
  • Proposals include the requirement for councils to introduce a local inclusion plan and a reformed and integrated role for alternative provision (AP).
  • You can read the full press release on the UK’s website.

Young person arrested in child exploitation police campaign

  • A 19-year-old man has been arrested as part of Cumbria Police’s ‘Stop It Now’ campaign on suspicion of making indecent images of children.
  • The campaign aims to raise awareness about the growing problem of people viewing and sharing indecent images of children online.
  • Cumbria Police’s Cyber and Digital Crime Unit executed four warrants last week as part of the campaign.
  • You can read the full story on Yahoo’s website.