Month: June 2021

Instagram allows users to ‘hide’ likes – Do you know how?

16th June, 2021 3:24 pm

Instagram has launched a new feature that will give users the option to ‘hide’ likes on other people’s posts as well as their own. This has been launched to try and address some of the wellbeing concerns around social media, and aims to give users more freedom around how they manage their profiles. ‘Likes’ can be seen as measures for... View Article

Glasgow food plan calls for basic cooking skill to be taught in schools

15th June, 2021 8:23 am

EVERY pupil in Glasgow should be taught how to cook a pot of vegetable soup by the age of 12, public health experts have suggested. Fruit and vegetables should also be grown in Glasgow’s 90 parks and on the city’s streets while more restaurants should be encouraged to share unwanted food. The strategies form part of an ambitious 10-year plan, modelled on... View Article

Families long wait for drug help

14th June, 2021 3:14 pm

Families affected by alcohol and drug addiction are waiting eight years for support according to a new survey. The ‘Ask the Family’ project set out to understand the impact on friends and families of people using alcohol or drugs to a harmful extend. It looked at the wider inpact a persons addiction has on those around them and on the... View Article

Glasgow knitters urged to help NSPCC Scotland drive for baby booties

14th June, 2021 3:11 pm

A TOP children’s charity is calling on keen knitters to help provide baby booties to support young families. For every pair knitted, NSPCC Scotland will donate one pair to families it works with in Glasgow and the other it will use to raise awareness with MSPs about the importance of investing in early childhood. Through its Fight for a Fair... View Article

Child welfare charities slam decision to scrap online pornography safeguards

14th June, 2021 3:10 pm

Child welfare charities are up in arms over the decision to scrap safeguards designed to prevent children from accessing online pornography. A motion by Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant expressed “concern” over the UK Government’s failure to implement Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017, which aims to protect children from accessing harmful online materials. The motion, which... View Article

Children’s access to online porn fuels sexual harassment, says commissioner

14th June, 2021 10:25 am

Rachel de Souza warns use of websites partly to blame for normalising abuse in schools in England. Curbs on children’s access to online pornography need to be brought in urgently to stop the spread of an activity that is partly to blame for normalising sexual harassment in schools, according to the new children’s commissioner for England. Dame Rachel de Souza... View Article

Safeguarding jobs round up – 11 June 2021

11th June, 2021 1:00 pm

Welcome to this week’s jobs round-up, where you can view some of the job vacancies currently available in the world of safeguarding. Below are a selection of jobs which will soon be closing for applications – click on the individual links for more information or to complete an application. For a full list of vacancies, please visit the Job Board on our... View Article

California water polo players awarded $14m in sexual abuse settlement

9th June, 2021 10:55 am

A dozen female water polo players who accused their coach of sexual abuse will split nearly $14m after settling a lawsuit against USA Water Polo and a California club. The athletes alleged that International Water Polo Club and the national governing organization for the sport failed to protect them from abuse by coach Bahram Hojreh from 2012 to 2017. In an April... View Article