South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has welcomed the Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s plans to do more to tackle online abuse. Javid has promised to introduce tougher rules against tech giants who fail to co-operate with police investigations into online child sexual abuse. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Two Sheffield students have launched a campaign to make websites harmful to mental health subject to regulation including a requirement to carry a pop-up warning notice. The initiative is in response to the growth in online content advocating for harmful behaviour including pro-self harm, pro-eating disorder and pro-suicide website. Jess Mell and Aiden Mortimer have started a petition on the issue calling for government action and have spoken about their own experiences. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!