Snapchat launches new AR guide for administering CPR

  • Snapchat have collaborated with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to create a new AR CPR overview.  
  • This AR lens will provide an overview of how to administer CPR, as well as features quiz elements and other details to help educate people on the process.  
  • The initiative is being launched to mark ‘World Restart a Heart Day’ on 16th October 2022.  
  • For more on this please visit the Social Media Today website.  

TikTok launches new profile kit

  • TikTok is collaborating with LinkTree to provide creators with more opportunities to showcase their videos. 
  • To begin with, users will be able to integrate their TikTok profiles with LinkTree where users already share social links and contact information. 
  • Users will be able to showcase up to 6 videos off-platform live on Link Tree and connect back to their TikTok profile. 
  • For more on this, please visit the Verge website. 

Twitter testing option to restrict who mentions you in app

  • Twitter is developing another audience control option for users’ tweets.  
  • A new toggle will enable you to either stop people from mentioning your handle completely or limit mentions to only those who follow you. 
  • These controls have been developed with the aim of helping users avoid the negative impacts of public posting. 
  • For more on this please visit the Social Media Today website.  

Nearly 2 million children struggling to talk and understand words post COVID

  • A recent study from Speech and Language UK has said at least 1.7 million children were struggling with verbal communication post COVID. 
  • Their research found the figures had increased by 200,000 since they conducted a similar study last year.  
  • They found that 72% of teachers surveyed believe students transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 will struggle more with their speech and language than year groups who moved to secondary schools before the pandemic.  
  • For more on this story please visit the ITV news website.  


Edinburgh Council ban access to YouTube in Schools 

  • Edinburgh Council have issued a ban on pupils accessing YouTube in schools.  
  • This ban is the result of some pupils were caught viewing “concerning material” on their devices.  
  • In a statement, the council said it had “temporarily suspended access to YouTube across the education estate while we review permissions to access online services.”  
  • For more on this story please visit the Edinburgh News website.