5Rights Foundation is calling for mandatory rules for design of digital services after new research shows online accounts registered to children are being targeted with sexual and suicide content. The research, undertaken in partnership with Revealing Reality, establishes the pathways between the design of digital services and the risks children face online. It shows services … Continue reading New research shows child accounts directly targeted with graphic content within as little as 24 hours of creating an online social media account
You can the read Children First Alliance newsletter here. The Children First Alliance flagship policy is the call for a Cabinet Minister for Children and Young People. "This, of course, is a first step only. What that Cabinet Minister actually does will be the key to reversing negative trends and unlocking the potential of our … Continue reading Children First Alliance newsletter – support their campaign
For more than a year, children across the UK have been forced to spend time indoors, inactive and isolated from friends due to Covid-19 restrictions. It is not surprising that we have seen unprecedented increases in children’s mental health problems and loneliness, alongside reduced physical activity. In response, child psychologists, paediatricians and educators have independently … Continue reading Are you taking part in the Summer of Play?
Imagine if traditional toys carried the same harms for children as the digital world. A teddy bear that collects and sells their personal data, a walkie talkie that connects children to adult strangers, or a night light that is designed to keep them awake. This is the reality of the digital world’s effect on children. … Continue reading 5Rights Foundation launches Twisted Toys
Join us in supporting the Summer of Play New research from Save the Children and Beano Brain reveals more than half of children are playing outside and with their friends less - and a quarter are less active - than before the pandemic hitLeading charities, businesses and child development experts are calling on the country … Continue reading Summer of Play
Harriet Grant of The Guardian reports that Councils in London are facing resistance over plans to build homes on children’s play spaces in inner-city estates. Housebuilding plans are being drawn up across the capital in an attempt to reduce housing waiting lists. Southwark council alone aims to build 11,000 homes for social rent by 2043 and is … Continue reading London councils under fire for plans to build homes on play areas