TikTok addicted students delete app during exam period

  • University students have claimed to delete TikTok during exam periods, as they felt they were spending too much time on the app.
  • Dr Nia Williams, a psychologist at Bangor University, has said that the personalised algorithm on TikTok may be encouraging addiction.
  • A 22-year-old student said, “I delete and reinstall TikTok periodically because I noticed I spend too much time on it and get very addicted”
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Landmark step for the protection of young people in sport

  • The success of the NSPCC’s campaign to close a “legal loophole” in the Positions of Trust law has been welcomed by sports organisations.
  • The Close the Loophole campaign was backed by many sports organisation and gained widespread political and public support.
  • The campaign meant that the Ministry of Justice now designates sports coaches and faith leaders as being in ‘Positions of Trust’.
  • You can read the full story on the Wellington Today’s website.

Mother issues warning after son dies doing TikTok Challenge

  • A 14 year-old has died after attempted the “Black Out Challenge”.
  • His mother learnt that the challenge caused her son to have a brain injury which later led to his death.
  • Two other families in the USA have filed lawsuits against TikTok over the death of two young girls.
  • They believe that the social media platform is at fault and the algorithms repeatedly motivated their children to participate in the challenge.
  • Read more about this on the Standard’s website.

Luton Borough Council’s Children’s Services require further improvement

  • Luton Borough’s Council’s Children’s Services has been said to have made significant progress but still “requires improvement”.
  • A previous 2020 inspection deemed the service provided to be ‘inadequate’.
  • Inspectors from Ofsted have said more work is needed so that their improvement is consistent for all children.
  • Read more about this story on the BBC’s website.