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January 17, 2024

Over 90% of child sexual abuse imagery is self-generated, data shows 

  • The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said it found self-generated child sexual abuse material (CSAM) featuring children under 10 on more than 100,000 webpages in the last year.
  • Some imagery was created by children as young as three years old, and a fifth was ranked as containing “category A” harm, the most severe types of sexual abuse.
  • The IWF now fears that Meta’s decision to use end-to-end encryption will prevent reports of this material.
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.

Cambridge study finds girls outperform boys at school 

  • A new UK study reveals consistent academic superiority of girls over boys from primary school to university, yet this advantage does not necessarily translate to employment.
  • The researchers found that educational reforms and the disruption cause by Covid-19 had not altered existing patterns.
  • Matthew Carroll, who led the study, reported that young women remained underrepresented in Stem subjects.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Gamers could face irreversible hearing loss and tinnitus, study warns 

  • A study has shown that gamers may be at risk of irreversible hearing loss and tinnitus.
  • The research suggests that the prolonged use of high-intensity sound could contribute to these auditory issues.
  • The study emphasises the importance of education and awareness to promote safe listening among gamers.
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.

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Raac: Maths studied on kitchen hobs in concrete crisis school 

  • 60% of Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi was closed in September due to challenges with crumbling concrete found on the premises, with teaching more difficult than during the pandemic.
  • The Welsh Government is in discussions about the costs associated with Raac remediation.
  • Despite these challenges, students have returned to face-to-face learning, and there are efforts being made to minimise the impact on their education and grades.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.