Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Police in England and Wales recorded around 23 child sexual offences involving the internet every day

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/02/everyone-probably-knows-paedophile-countrys-senior-officer-claims/ Police in England and Wales recorded around 23 child sexual offences involving the internet every day in 2017/18 – up from a rate of around 15 a day in the previous 12 months. Next week Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, is to meet social media firms in America to find out

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Online groomers do not always masquerade as children or adolescents in cyberspace

https://theconversation.com/how-paedophiles-speak-to-children-online-66243?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Echobox#link_time=1480330493 Furthermore, online groomers do not always masquerade as children or adolescents in cyberspace. In fact, none of the conversations included in our database involved a sexual predator pretending to be a youngster. Some online groomers misrepresented their true age by taking around four or five years from their real age

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“Closed” or “secret” Facebook groups allow people connect privately with others

http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-02-27/how-social-media-is-connecting-people-living-with-illness/9484574 The 25-year-old Brisbane nurse is one of thousands of Australians living with an illness who turns to social media to connect with others who understand her plight. "Closed" or "secret" Facebook groups allow people connect privately with others who might be going through a similar experience. The groups often have a set

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Does online therapy work ?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/12/online-therapy-thousands-but-does-it-work Marc Bush, chief policy adviser at Young Minds, said that while online counselling services are valuable, “they shouldn’t replace face-to-face therapy with a trained professional. If a young person is struggling, we would encourage them to talk to their GP in the first instance, or to contact an established service

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Geek Feminism – cowardice, bullying and unicorns

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201704/the-one-male-behavior-irritates-women-the-most Research in psychology and communications has yet to catch up with the topic of mansplaining but a paper by Northeastern University’s Joseph Reagle (2016) offers some perspectives from so-called geek culture. Within this culture, there is an obligation to know what you can learn online or through manuals rather than

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Researchers caution about potential harms of parents’ online posts about children

Researchers caution about potential harms of parents’ online posts about children https://t.co/gkGxYKqDok — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) October 25, 2016 \ What parents share with others about their children in today’s digital age presents new and often unanticipated risks, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference &

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