Mark Zuckerberg has been told not to “blindfold” himself from the threat encryption plans pose to young people, in a joint letter sent by some of the world’s biggest child protection organisations.
The Home Secretary has said she fully supports growing pressure on Facebook for it to rethink encryption proposals.
Ninety cyber crimes a day have been recorded against children since the introduction of Government plans to tackle online harms, the NSPCC estimates.
The NSPCC has warned Facebook that it risks becoming a “one-stop grooming shop” if it presses ahead with plans to encrypt across all its messaging services.
Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report.
Counsellors at a leading children’s charity are calling on north-east youngsters who are worried about exam results to get in touch.
A child protection charity has issued an urgent appeal for volunteers.
Children's charity the NSPCC is urging youngsters not to suffer in silence over the holidays.
Nine out of 10 children think tech firms should be responsible for protecting them from violent, sexual and inappropriate online content, according to an NSPCC survey.
Facebook will not have a long-term future if it does not tackle the harmful material which can be found online, the father of a 14-year-old who took her own life has warned.
Children are being increasingly targeted online by sex offenders, figures obtained by the NSPCC suggest.
Facebook is placing privacy and secrecy ahead of accountability, according to a children’s charity boss.
The father of Molly Russell, the teenager who took her own life after viewing disturbing material online, has urged social networks to take action immediately and not drag their feet until a regulator is introduced.
The safety of children on the internet has been called into question in recent weeks following a number of incidents that have raised concerns about the amount of harmful content online.
The number of children targeted for grooming and abuse on Instagram has more than tripled with some as young as five falling victim, figures show.
Social media companies that breach “duty of care” laws designed to keep children safe online could face criminal investigation and unlimited fines, under proposals due to be outlined by the NSPCC.
Staff at a north-east children’s charity have raised funds for a safety service.
Children as young as nine have been in contact with a counselling service for young people after experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Former north-east police officer spared jail over ‘sickening collection’ of indecent images of children
A disgraced ex-police officer who accumulated a “sickening collection” of indecent images of children has been spared jail.
Schools in the north-east are to benefit from an anti-child abuse programme.
A national children’s charity said an Aberdeen man jailed after he was caught with almost 16,000 indecent images of children had “fuelled” the demand for the “sickening” material.
A children's charity is appealing for more volunteers to deliver assemblies at north-east schools.
A charity base in Aberdeen has been contacted by 240 young people about eating disorders in the past year.
A primary school has won a charity award for its fundraising efforts.
A charity has seen hundreds of youngsters seeking help from it as they struggle with exam stress.
An Aberdeen school is appealing for £85,000 to give its pupils a new playground.
Pupils at an Aberdeen school are celebrating success after it was named the best by a popular children’s charity.
More than 40 young people have been rewarded for their contribution to volunteering.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has criticised Facebook for “targeting younger children” by releasing a child-focused version of its Messenger app.
Facebook has launched a new version of its Messenger app that is aimed at children.