Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors

  • Yubo has announced that it will adopt a new age verification technique using live image capture technology to identify minors using the app.
  • This aims to keep children separate from adult users on Yubo.
  • The new system will direct new and existing users to an age verification and agreement screen during sign-up or as a pop-up when launching the app.
  • They would be prompted to take a short video that analyses movement, assures the image is real and can be used to confirm age.
  • To find out more about Yubo, check out our article.
  • You can read the full story on Tech Crunch’s website.

New digital platform launched to boost online safety lessons

  • A new free education platform launching in the UK will provide primary school children with the chance to learn about online safety and media literacy.
  • The ‘Digital Matters’ platform will be aimed at pupils in Year 5 and 6.
  • It will offer guidance to children, teachers and parents through digital lessons based on real-life scenarios on topics such as misinformation, cyberbullying, online grooming, peer pressure and general online security.
  • You can read the full story on The Independent’s website.

Anti-social TikTok craze making people in Coventry street jump out of their seats

  • Children in Coventry have been involved in a new TikTok craze by running and kicking the front doors of houses.
  • Elderly residents have said they are really frightened by the antics.
  • A source said that youths are deterred by Ring doorbells and barking dogs.
  • Check out our Online Challenges article.
  • You can read the full story on the Coventry’s Telegraph website.

Review calls for child protection overhaul in England after two deaths

  • An independent review into the deaths of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson has called for an overhaul of child protection services in England.
  • The creation of specialist child protection teams has been proposed to oversee cases where children are at serious risk of harm.
  • The teams would be composed of social workers, mental health professionals, police officers, paediatricians, and child psychologists.
  • The review also highlighted several “chances missed” by child protection teams to save the children, as there were multiple warnings from family members.
  • You can read the full story on The Guardian’s website.