Children’s lives put at risk due to waits for eating disorder care

  • Experts warn that children and young people are being put at risk due to the rising numbers waiting for “overstretched and underfunded” eating disorder services.
  • Data shows that the number of children and young people waiting for urgent treatment for eating disorders is at a record high.
  • In England, 249 under-19s suffering from anorexia and bulimia were on the waiting list for urgent care at the end of March 2022, up from 130 the same time last year.
  • You can read the full story on The Belfast Telegraph’s website

Google will use mobile devices to thwart phishing attacks

  • Google has announced new anti-phishing efforts by making it possible to use Android and iOS devices in the same way as security keys.
  • Users will be able to use their device’s Bluetooth to verify they are in physical proximity to the device they are trying to log into.
  • Google is also expanding the types of Google Prompt challenges that users experience if their login attempts look fraudulent.
  • A new challenge will require users to connect their mobile devices to the same Wi-Fi network as the device they are attempting to log into.
  • You can read the full story on the Dark Reading website.

Warnings issued over ‘New Profile Pic’ app

  • Experts have warned users to be wary of the New Profile Pic app that collects large amounts of personal data.
  • It allows users to upload an existing photo to create a profile image in the appearance of a painting or cartoon.
  • The app has been installed more than 1 million times.
  • Cybersecurity advisors warn that the app is registered in Russia and captures people’s faces in high resolution.
  • You can read the full story on the Independent’s website.

School manager struck off over ‘sexually motivated’ texts to 14-year-old boy

  • A special school’s former healthcare manager has been struck off the nursing register after sharing ‘sexually motivated’ texts with a teenage boy.
  • He asked the boy what colour his pyjamas were, offered him his phone number and advised the child to ensure his father was unaware of their chat.
  • The Nursery and Midwifery Council (NMC) said his behaviour was ‘inappropriate’ and he had shown a ‘lack of integrity’.
  • They concluded the messages were sexually motivated and he had sought ‘sexual gratification’ from them.
  • You can read the full story on the BBC’s website.