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Instagram Allows Users to ‘Hide’ Likes

01 June 2021

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.

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UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Annual Report 2021 Released

26 May 2021

The annual UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice report looking at trends around online safety over the last year has been released. Read the key findings and download the report here.

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A reporting solution for all

24 May 2021

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.

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2021 Appropriate Filtering and Monitoring Definitions Published

21 May 2021

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.

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Pornography Age Restriction Concerns for Online Safety Bill

20 May 2021

Since the Online Safety Bill was published, organisations and individuals have raised concerns over how pornography sites are going to prevent children from accessing their services.

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