TikTok expands ‘downvote’ testing and new prompts for safety tools
- TikTok has expanded testing for a downvote option which allows users to dislike individual comments on videos.
- Users will have the option to press a ‘thumbs down’ button for comments they no longer wish to see or are uninterested in.
- Additionally, TikTok is introducing new prompts for safety tools and the ability to add videos to reports made on content in the app.
- You can read the full story on Social Media Today’s website.
Half of young consumers make a purchase after finding it on TikTok
- A study by Student Beans found that almost 80% of Gen Z users (between 9 and 24-years old) use TikTok for all aspects of their life.
- Half of users made a purchase after finding it on TikTok, and users report searching the hashtag #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt.
- Additionally, a third used Augmented Reality (AR) to virtually trial a product and two-fifths participated in a livestream shopping event.
- You can read the full story on the Internet Retailing’s website.
More time urged for sex education to prevent pupils sharing explicit images
- The National Education Union’s annual conference has heard calls from teachers for high-quality relationship and sex education (RSE).
- Teachers have called for more time to be allocated for sex education to prevent pupils sharing explicit images of themselves.
- Additionally, schools and colleges should be given time to embed RSE fully into the curriculum.
- You can read the full story on Evening Standard’s website.
Greater Manchester Police’s full apology to Rochdale grooming victims
- The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has personally apologised to three victims of the Rochdale Grooming gangs.
- He expressed that “his force has let them down” after they were repeatedly raped and sexually abused by the gang but treated as criminals by the authorities.
- The apology was given for the failings of the force to protect them and investigate the abusers.
- You can read the full story on ITV’s website.