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March 14, 2024

Children killing animals with catapults will feel ‘huge guilt’ when they grow up, psychologist warns 

  • A behavioural psychologist has warned that children filming themselves using catapults to kill and torture animals will feel a “huge residual guilt” as they grow up.
  • It follows news that a UK-wide network consisting of young children, have been sharing footage of killings in WhatsApp groups.
  • The RSPCA described the material as “horrendous” and warned it was an “emerging trend”.
  • For more, please visit the Sky News website.

WhatsApp now blocks ability to take screenshots of profile pictures 

  • WhatsApp is rolling out a new update which blocks users from screenshotting a contact’s profile picture.
  • Despite the change, you can still screenshot the mini-profile or profile preview that can be expanded when viewing all WhatsApp chats.
  • It has been reported to be a default behaviour and is not limited to a specific app build.
  • For more, please visit the 9 to 5 Google website.

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Violent disorder threats made on social media to schools across Bradford 

  • Police have released a statement following social media messages suggesting violent disorder would take place at schools across Bradford.
  • Parents have contacted the T&A to raise concerns in relation to schools.
  • Police presences have been evident across schools in the city.
  • For more, please visit the Yahoo News website.

Schoolchildren offered vapes spiked with spice via Snapchat 

  • Children are being offered vapes spiked with drugs which are being distributed via Snapchat.
  • A letter to parents at a west London school raised concerns about the risk of young people experiencing health problems of vapes which contain the substances.
  • There have been considerable reports across schools in England and Wales of serious health incidents following the use of these vapes.
  • For more, please visit the Independent website.