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.
Throughout 2020, IWF worked to launch Reporting Portals across the world in collaboration with partners ranging from government bodies, law enforcement units, to NGOs and the internet industry. With 14 portals launched since March 2020, the year was a record year for new portals.
The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC) has published its 'appropriate' filtering and monitoring definitions for 2021. The definitions help both schools and providers understand what is considered 'appropriate' and the annual revision follows a public consultation.