Girls’ difficulty in navigating unsolicited ‘dick pics’
- A study published in Sex Roles has explored how teenage girls experience receiving unwanted ‘dick pics’.
- Almost half of women report having received an unsolicited image before the age of 18 in the UK.
- Research showed 76% of adolescent girls surveyed had received a photo of this nature before and 70% had been asked to send naked pictures of themselves.
- They also found that most images received were not asked for or wanted, but they did not feel they could report it.
- You can read the full story on the PsyPost’s website.
Google can remove personal information from search results
- Google’s new search results removal request feature allows users to request to remove personally identifiable information from search results.
- This includes phone numbers, email addresses or other sensitive information that can be used to break into online accounts.
- This aims to help victims of doxxing, which is where personal information about a person is published online without their consent, often with malicious intent.
- You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.
Autism, ADHD, and school absence are risk factors for self-harm
- Research has found that the risk for self-harm was nearly 3 times higher for boys with autism compared to those who were not neurodivergent.
- Findings highlighted that ADHD was a strong predictor of self-harm in both boys and girls and that young people with ADHD were approximately four times more likely to self-harm.
- They also found young people who spend time away from school through exclusion or absence were at greater risk of self-harm.
- You can read the full story on the Deccan Herald website.
Black children over-policed in schools
- A report by the Commission on Young Lives in England shows that black children are more likely to face tougher punishments at school.
- The report highlights the issue of the “adultification” of black children where they are seen as “less innocent” and more adult-like.
- Jahnine Davis, director of the child-protection company Listen Up, claims that black children are seen as being aggressive, deviant, and “almost needing to be safeguarded from, rather than safeguarded.”
- You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.
Teenagers warned the motorway is ‘no playground’ as they make social media video
- Four teenagers were removed from the side of the motorway as they tried to make a social media video.
- Police and traffic officers in South Yorkshire warned the teenagers that the motorway is “no place” to make videos.
- A Highways England spokesman said it is believed the teenagers were making a social media video, possibly for TikTok or Snapchat.
- You can read the full story on the Independent’s website.