Jason Derulo expecting first child with girlfriend Jena Frumes- Tempemail

Jason Derulo and his girlfriend Jena Frumes are expecting their first child together, the couple announced on social media. On Sunday, Derulo shared a video on his Instagram page featuring himself and Frumes walking along the beach in the Bahamas, with Frumes’ baby bump visible. In the clip, which looks Continue Reading

Facebook admits encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation | Facebook

Facebook’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption on all its messaging products will lead to continued exploitation for some of the 3,000 British children it normally helps safeguard every year, the company admitted to a House of Commons committee. The social network operates a number of programmes to find and prevent Continue Reading

Facebook under pressure to resume scanning messages for child abuse in EU | Technology

The children’s charity NSPCC has called on Facebook to resume a programme that scanned private messages for indications of child abuse, with new data suggesting that almost half of referrals for child sexual abuse material are now falling below the radar. Recent changes to the European commission’s e-privacy directive, which Continue Reading

Online incest porn is ‘normalising child abuse’, say charities | Pornography- Tempemail

Groups working on the frontline in the fight against child abuse in the UK have warned that an increase in abuse-themed pornography is “normalising” child abuse. Children’s charity Barnado’s said it is working with vulnerable children who are being put at risk by “deviant” pornography that fetishises fantasies of sex Continue Reading

Encrypted messaging putting children at risk of abuse, says watchdog | Child protection

The children’s commissioner for England has warned that end-to-end encryption is putting children at risk of abuse, as a survey finds that most eight-year-olds are using messaging apps supposedly restricted to those aged 13 or older. In a report published on Tuesday, Anne Longfield said plans by social media firms Continue Reading

‘These images are a crime scene … it’s massive for us to find the child’ | Child protection

Isobel* has been working throughout lockdown. With her colleagues in the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) analyst room in Cambridge she has been responding to a rising number of tipoffs from the public that child abuse images are circulating online. The work is gruelling. “Today I started at 8.30 and I’ll Continue Reading

Calls to online child sexual abuse watchdog up 45% in September | Technology

A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said. The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which identifies child sexual abuse content online, Continue Reading

‘Kid influencers’ classed as child labour under new French law- Tempemail

Young social media stars in France will be regulated under new child labour laws, a court has ruled. The money earned and hours worked by children under 16 who spend significant time creating and posting content online will now be protected under French law. Any earnings they make will be Continue Reading

Why you shouldn’t get salty if your child ‘speaks YouTube’ | Technology

As Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers once sang, the difference between British and American English used to come down to whether someone said “tomato” or “tomAto”. Now though the lines are becoming increasingly blurred as the words, intonation and accent used by US internet stars are adopted by their young Continue Reading

Hilary Duff hits out at ‘disgusting’ child trafficking conspiracy theory on social media- Tempemail

Hilary Duff has responded to a “disgusting” conspiracy trend on social media that claimed she was involved in child trafficking. The accusation against the film and TV star originated from a string of now-deleted tweets, which were shared or discussed by other people on Twitter despite their seemingly baseless nature. Continue Reading