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Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider

You can now ask Google to stop your child's pictures from showing up in searches

Chesnot/Getty Images Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18 to remove their images from search results. Google originally announced increased protections for children and teens in August, promoting internet safety. Google hopes this change will give younger people more control over their digital footprint. Google is allowing anyone under the age of 18, or their parent or guardian, to remove their images from search results.This policy change was enacted on Wednesday and is part of...
Tags: Google, Images, Photos, News, Children, Internet, Youtube, Trends, Google Search, Teenagers, Internet Access, Internet Safety, Safe, Minors, Google Account, Senate Commerce

Facebook must prioritise children’s wellbeing, Zuckerberg is told

UK campaigners write to chief executive with list of demands to ensure online safety of young peopleFacebook has lost the trust of parents, is prioritising commercial gain over children’s needs and must take steps to restore faith in its platforms, a global alliance of child protection campaigners and experts has warned Mark Zuckerberg.The Facebook founder and chief executive is urged to publish its internal assessments of the risks young people face on its services in a letter with 59 signatori...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, World news, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Zuckerberg, Child Rescue Coalition

Leaked Facebook docs show the company saw pre-teens as an 'untapped' audience and wanted to 'leverage playdates,' The Wall Street Journal reports

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show Facebook's ideas to get 'tweens' on its platform. One document suggested "leveraging playdates" to get more children using the Messenger Kids app. Facebook said it was normal for social-media companies to appeal to younger people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show the company agonized over how to ge...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Teens, Children, US, Trends, Snapchat, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Tweens, Tech Insider, Leaked Facebook, Tiktok, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Mark Zuckerberg Drew Angerer Getty

Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids after teen mental health concerns

Move follows WSJ revelations that Facebook-commissioned research showed Instagram could affect girls’ mental healthFacebook has halted work on its Instagram Kids project after revelations about the photo-sharing app’s impact on teen mental health.Instagram said it was “pausing” work in order to address concerns raised by parents, experts and regulators. The move follows revelations in the Wall Street Journal that Facebook had commissioned research showing Instagram could affect girls’ mental hea...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Mental Health, Body Image, Health & wellbeing, Young People

Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform spiralled into a crisis centred on body image. At 19 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.“I felt like my body wasn’t good en...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Networking, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health & wellbeing, Young People, Emily

Facebook aware of Instagram’s harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

Social media firm reportedly kept own research secret that suggests app worsens body image issuesFacebook has kept internal research secret for two years that suggests its Instagram app makes body image issues worse for teenage girls, according to a leak from the tech firm.Since at least 2019, staff at the company have been studying the impact of their product on its younger users’ states of mind. Their research has repeatedly found it is harmful for a large proportion, and particularly teenage ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Society, World news, Mental Health, Body Image, Depression, Young People

Instagram will require users to provide their birthday

Instagram will begin prodding users to share their birthday with the service, if they haven’t already done so. The company today announced it will now start popping up a notification that asks you to add your birthday to “personalize your experience.” But the prompt can only be dismissed a handful of times before becoming a requirement. The move is a part of Instagram’s larger goal to create new safety features aimed at younger users, the company explains. This includes the teen privacy protecti...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Teens, Privacy, Social Networking, Social Networks, Children, Social Media, Tech, Regulations, Mobile Apps, Teenagers

Baby on Nevermind cover sues Nirvana over child sexual exploitation

Spencer Elden, who appeared at four months old on iconic album design, claims the image is child pornographySpencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on one of rock music’s most iconic album covers – Nevermind by Nirvana – is suing the band, claiming he was sexually exploited as a child.In a lawsuit filed in a Californian district court against numerous parties, including the surviving members of the band, Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love, and the record labels that released or distributed th...
Tags: Photography, Music, Children, US news, Courtney Love, Culture, Art and design, Pop and rock, Child protection, Pornography, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Californian, Elden, Spencer Elden

"I believe all National Parks should be closed to visitors unless they have been invited. There should be a selection process..."

"... and it should be based on intelligence, respect for nature and intent. No selfie sticks, no babies, no kids younger than an age where they can grasp their surroundings and the concept of nature. Littering and damaging nature in any way should be met with a fine so steep that no one would dare. In NYC, our parks and landmarks are overrun by the ugliest, rudest tourists one can imagine. They have ruined life here and with a welcome mat fro[m] officials who only see dollars."That's a comment ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Children, Law, Wisconsin, Landscapes, Ann Althouse

‘I’d like to think my daughter is proud’: the life of single parents – in pictures

When photographer Polly Braden became a single mother, she set out to capture the unique joys and frustrations faced by other lone parents in the UKOn 14 February 2012, Fran took her two children, both aged under five, and left her partner of 10 years. Their relationship had broken down. “He went to work. By the time he came back, we’d gone. We took no clothes, nothing. We just walked. I went into a photo booth and took a photograph of the three of us: I call it my liberation photo. I never look...
Tags: Family, Photography, Children, Life and style, Society, Poverty, Culture, Art and design, Parents and parenting, Polly Braden

"You've run out of free articles. Try your first month of Slate Plus for just $1..."

Uh, no. I will not do that. Ironically, the article I would have kept reading is "How Berries Became the Juiciest Battle of Kid-Food Instagram/Fun to eat, but paying for them … not so much." This is about parents complaining — or faux-complaining (with cute pictures) — about all the berries their children will eat. Like a whole $4 box in one sitting. I don't know where this story goes, but I'd tell these Instagram ladies to stop giving a little kid the whole box. And stop with the humblebragging...
Tags: Food, Instagram, Children, Law, Pride, Slate, Ann Althouse, Juiciest Battle of Kid Food Instagram Fun

A little girl climbing the tree of life: Luis Tato’s best photograph

‘She climbed to the top unaided, to collect leaves for her family’s dinner. The tastiest ones are usually higher up’The vast Zinder region in Niger, west Africa, is the most populated part of the country. Its people live mostly in traditional villages, their lives relatively unchanged for decades. Yet they are now being profoundly affected by climate change. I was there in 2019, working on stories about the crisis, reforestation and resilience projects. Most of the region’s inhabitants make thei...
Tags: Family, Photography, Children, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Culture, Art and design, Trees and forests, Awards and prizes, Niger, Baobab, Sony World Photography Awards, Zinder, Luis Tato, Malawama She

Facebook building a version of Instagram for children under 13

Social media giant says it’s exploring introducing a parent-controlled experience that allows kids to ‘safely’ use the photo sharing platformFacebook is considering launching a version of its popular photo social media platform, Instagram, for children under the age of 13.BuzzFeed News first reported Facebook announced in an internal company post that the company would begin building a version of Instagram for people under the age of 13 years to allow them to “safely” use Instagram for the first...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, World news, Australia news

Teacher Gets Off Photographing Nude Male Student

Saitama’s Prefectural Board of Education has disciplined a male teacher after it was discovered he took nude photos of a former male student in “honor of their graduation”, choosing to take away one month of his salary as opposed to issuing a disciplinary dismissal. Taking place back in March 2019, the 42-year-old male teacher invited […]
Tags: School, Photography, Japan, Crime, Children, Teachers, Anime, Saitama, Saitama s Prefectural Board of Education

Wordless Wednesday: A Snowball’s Chance in Texas

The post Wordless Wednesday: A Snowball’s Chance in Texas appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Texas, Winter, Children, Holiday, Snow, Baking, Portraits, Joy

Dancers, dreamers and cat killers: Appalachian kids captured by $10 cameras

Photographer Wendy Ewald remembers the world of loss, sorrow and survival that emerged when she gave Appalachian kids $10 cameras and told them to shoot their lives – and dreamsWendy Ewald travelled to Letcher County, Kentucky, in the winter of 1976. She was 25 and not long out of college in New York, where she had trained as a teacher before discovering photography. “I was still a kid,” she says, “and I arrived in a place that was very remote and where everyone knew everyone else, but somehow I...
Tags: Photography, New York, Children, Kentucky, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, Ewald, Wendy Ewald, Letcher County Kentucky

3 Big Truths to Raise Resilient Kids (& Be Resilient Ourselves) & What We All Need To Wing Through 2020

Right in the midst of a mess of storms brooding everywhere we turn, our hens take to brooding a clutch of eggs, and to say we stumbled into a miracle of sorts wouldn’t be clutching at straws. It was somewhere about the middling to end of July that our 4 fowl ladies, Daisy and Sadie, Haddie and Lady, they took up nesting like it was nobody’s business, and our rooster, Strut, well, he took to what he does best, strutting around the coop as cocky as well, yeah, you guessed it — a rooster.   ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Family, Instagram, Children, China, Religion, Faith, Zondervan, Haddie, Holy of Holies, Lovey, Bible Reading, Levi Voskamp, Levi Voskamp Levi Voskamp Levi Voskamp, Mother Bird

“Photographer” Charged for Forcing Children Into Transparent Swimsuits

A sick criminal posing as a photographer is being charged by police after he photographed middle and high school girls wearing transparent swimsuits, additionally paying them to do so (with one girl receiving as much as ¥1.6 million). Osaka police are charging the 53-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Crime, Children, Anime, Osaka, Mizugi

Magnum reviewing archive as concerns raised about images of child sexual exploitation

Agency to review historical photographs after issue raised on website and social mediaMagnum Photos, one of the world’s most celebrated photographic agencies, is to re-examine the content of its archive of more than 1 million images after accusations it made available photographs that critics said may show the sexual exploitation of minors.In a statement, the president of Magnum, Olivia Arthur, said the agency, whose founders included Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, had begun an “in-depth...
Tags: Photography, Children, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Child protection, Magnum, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier Bresson, Magnum Olivia Arthur

"Scroll casually through your platform of choice and you’ll see kids. Kids protesting on Pinterest; kids posing on Instagram..."

"... kids socially distanced proms and graduations on Facebook. Kids of people you know I.R.L. and kids of people you don’t. Kids who most likely haven’t given their permission for you and me to see them or who have simply accepted this exposure as part of modern life. Every time we post a picture, we’re telling a story, crafting the myth of our own life. Images of our children become part of that mythology. A shot of kids frolicking on the beach or posing at Disney World tells a story about pro...
Tags: Google, Photography, Instagram, Privacy, Children, Law, Blogging, Motherhood, Disney World, Jennifer Weiner, Ann Althouse, Myka, Facebook Kids

Most online grooming offences in UK committed on Facebook-owned apps

Data shows 55% of offences where the means of communication was given involved firm’s appsMore than half of online grooming offences recorded under a law that made it illegal to send sexual messages to children were committed on Facebook-owned apps, figures reveal.The data, obtained by the NSPCC under freedom of information laws, show 10,019 offences of sexual communication with a child were recorded since the legislation was introduced in April 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Child protection, Social Care, NSPCC

DCW asks Instagram for details of admin and members of ‘Bois Locker Room’

The Delhi Commission for Women yesterday sent a notice to Instagram, asking for details of the admins and members of “Bois Locker Room”, a private Instagram group where teenage boys from South Delhi schools discussed girls’ body parts, shared their photos, and objectified them. The group also included cavalier mentions of planning gangrapes of minor […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Instagram, Children, Delhi Commission for Women, South Delhi, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW, Bois Locker Room

Nandos-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service which has monitored the online interactions of over 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Contin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Nandos, Nando 's

Nando's-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10

Data based on texts of 50,000 children suggests ‘peri peri’ and ‘coleslaw’ not as innocent as parents may thinkIf a child texts about enjoying “peri peri” or “coleslaw”, parents may be unnerved to discover they might not be talking about a family meal out.An internet safety service that has monitored the online interactions of more than 50,000 children has discovered that girls as young as 10 are using code words drawn from the Nando’s restaurant menu to obscure explicit sexual conversations. Co...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Young People, Internet Safety, Nando, Nando 's

Top authors take to Instagram to defend teenage book lover

Callum Manning, 13, whose reviews were mocked by pupils, backed by Matt Haig and othersA 13-year-old boy who was taunted for his online book reviews has received messages of support from bestselling authors.Callum Manning, from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, created an Instagram account last week to write posts about some of the books he had read. But he was left “devastated” after other pupils at his new school began to mock the reviews in a group chat he had joined. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Instagram, Children, Bullying, Society, UK News, Culture, Schools, Cyberbullying, Matt Haig, Callum Manning, South Shields Tyne

"I got about half way through this and realized I have absolutely no interest in these Instagram accounts, or the mystery — whatever it is."

That's the second-highest-rated comment on the really long NYT article, "A Royal Instagram Mystery/Two royal couples, two Instagram accounts, one conspiracy theory."The highest-rated comment is:I know I'm alone in my thinking but having a "brand" and putting your entire life on Instagram (owned by Facebook) strikes me as quite tawdry, especially when you exploit your children in the process. Whether a Royal or a Hollywood star, the shamelessness, the egomaniacal way famous people present themsel...
Tags: Facebook, England, Hollywood, Instagram, Privacy, Children, Law, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, Royalty, Meghan, MEGHAN MARKLE, Ann Althouse, MSM reports what's in social media

What young women think in 2020

Children’s charity Plan International UK and photographer Joyce Nicholls travelled across the UK talking to young women about the issues important to them in 2020: public safety, body image, social media and feminism. Their research found that girls are fed up and frustrated with the lack of real progress on gender equality. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Feminism, Art and design, Joyce Nicholls

Social media firms 'should hand over data amid suicide risk'

Royal College of Psychiatrists hope research will shine light on how young people use platformsSocial media firms such as Facebook and Instagram should be forced to hand over data about who their users are and why they use the sites to reduce suicide among children and young people, psychiatrists have said.The call from the Royal College of Psychiatrists comes as ministers finalise plans to crack down on issues caused by people viewing unsavoury material and messages online. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Digital Media, Young People, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Watch: 9-year-old girl kills Nirvana's 'In Bloom' on drums

Nandi Bushell channels drummer David Grohl as she drums to Nirvana's "In Bloom." From Ipswich, England, she "has been posting drum covers to her YouTube channel for over two years. She's covered the likes of Beyoncé, Metallica, Joan Jett," according to Mashable. Is she really just nine years old? Here she is jamming with Lenny Kravitz earlier this year: Today I had the most beautiful experience playing with a young drummer I saw on Instagram named @Nandi_Bushell. You are inspiring and I ...
Tags: Family, Video, Music, Kids, News, Instagram, Children, Entertainment, Lenny Kravitz, Aww, David Grohl, Good Vibes, Wholesome, Ipswich England, Child Prodigies, Mind-blowing Kids

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