Twitter to recommend third-party apps for preventing harassment

  • Twitter is testing recommending third-party moderation apps for help in preventing harassment on the platform.
  • These apps would act as an additional measure users can take on top of the app’s built-in tools.
  • This feature will prompt users with a list of recommended apps when they block or mute another person on Twitter.
  • You can read the full story on the Engadget website.

Snapchat adds 13 million more users in Q1

  • Snapchat has reported a steady increase in users and revenue on the platform – reaching 13 million daily active users in Q1 of 2022.
  • This takes their userbase up to 332 million daily active users.
  • For tips on Snapchat’s safety functions, check out our Safety Card.
  • You can read the full story on Social Media Today’s website.

‘Among Us VR’ will arrive later this year

  • Among Us VR is coming later this year to the Meta Quest 2, Rift and S, Steam VR and PlayStation VR.
  • This version will change gameplay to a first-person perspective but keep the core mechanics of the game the same such as tasks, voting and imposters.
  • To find out more about Among Us and Virtual Reality (VR), check out our articles.
  • You can read the full story on the Engadget website.

NSPCC reveals scale of abuse and neglect faced by children in Wales

  • Last year, the NSPCC’s Helpline made 1,048 referrals to agencies in Wales, equivalent to around three referrals a day investigating concerns about abuse and neglect.
  • The most common reason for referrals was neglect, with 352 referrals.
  • The charity estimates that half a million children a year suffer abuse in the UK, which means seven children in each classroom experience abuse before they turn 18.
  • You can read the full story on the website.

Large amount of Class A drugs seized in Dorset

  • A large quantity of class A drugs were seized and 4 people were arrested during a police raid in in Dorset as part of Operation Viper.
  • The operation aims to stop County Lines drug gangs which often exploit children to carry drugs and take over vulnerable people’s homes to use as temporary bases.
  • To find out more information on County Lines, check out our article.
  • You can read the full story on the ITV’s website.

England should consider following Scotland and Wales to ban smacking

  • The Children’s Commissioner has said England should consider following Scotland and Wales in banning the smacking of children.
  • She has urged England to look at its legislation and give children the same protection from assault as adults.
  • However, according to reports, the Education Secretary has rejected the call to bring England in line with Scotland and Wales.
  • You can read the full story on the Guardian’s website.