The Guardian: As social media grows in Kenya, so does the disturbing and toxic ‘manosphere’. “It was not so much a rabbit hole I found myself down, but in a whole warren of sexist content when I began researching a story on Kenya’s ‘manosphere’ – a loosely connected network of websites and social media platforms that promote misogyny online. What I saw was disturbing: scores of tweets, posts and video content that denigrated, objectified and “slut-shamed” women, or encouraged men to exercise coercive control.”
CNN: Teens are exhausted by phone notifications but don’t know how to quit, report finds. “About one-fourth of notifications came during school hours, a finding researchers said suggests phones and apps could improve on cutting down unnecessary alerts at times when teens shouldn’t be disrupted — especially because, during school hours, most participants used their phone at least once for 43 minutes on average. But some teens used their phones for more than six hours during that time.”
Design Week: V&A launches interactive website in a bid to engage Generation Alpha. “The V&A has launched Mused, a new interactive website, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Accelerator for Arts and Culture, in a bid to engage young people in art, design, performance and creativity.” The site was designed with 10-14 year-olds in mind.
Spotted via Google Alerts: Amplify Colorado. “Amplify Colorado is a publicly accessible directory of experts from communities of color and other diverse communities that newsrooms need to better serve, including, but not limited to, women, youth, elders, LGTBQ+, Coloradans with disabilities, rural residents, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Amplify also includes reporters’ and editors’ contact information so community members can more easily find them.
University College London: Deprived teens with poor learning skills at greatest risk from email scams
University College London: Deprived teens with poor learning skills at greatest risk from email scams. “The findings, published in the British Journal of Educational Studies, were based on more than 170,000 students aged 15 and show that one in five from low-income families or deprived areas could fall victim to phishing. This is much higher than the probability for the age group overall. Email scams leave people vulnerable to identity theft, putting young people at risk of financial fraud and having their savings stripped.”
UK Authority: Wales gets data dashboard on youth justice. “The Youth Justice Interactive Dashboard has been made available by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, providing data around 10-17 year-olds who offend, on topics including the nature of their offences, outcomes and relevant indicators on issues such as accommodation, education and mental health.”
BBC: Lapsus$: Court finds teenagers carried out hacking spree. “A court has found an 18-year-old from Oxford was a part of an international cyber-crime gang responsible for a hacking spree against major tech firms. Arion Kurtaj was a key member of the Lapsus$ group which hacked the likes of Uber, Nvidia and Rockstar Games. A court heard Kurtaj leaked clips of the unreleased Grand Theft Auto 6 game while on bail in a Travelodge hotel.”
The Conversation: Online gaming communities could provide a lifeline for isolated young men − new research
The Conversation: Online gaming communities could provide a lifeline for isolated young men − new research. “Online gaming communities could be a vital lifeline for young men struggling silently with mental health issues, according to new research. My colleagues and I analyzed an all-male online football gaming community over the course of a year. We discovered that members who reported more depressive symptoms and less real-life support were roughly 40% more likely to form and maintain social ties with fellow gamers compared with those reporting more real-life support.”