Posts Tagged: parliament

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Domestic abuse has risen dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic and has been the cause of numerous headlines. It has highlighted the need for reform, addressed by a revised Domestic Abuse Bill currently under debate. Will these changes be substantial enough? Covid-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have had dramatic impacts on the security …

Online Harms Bill

Online Harms Bill

Internet regulation is needed but the Government must commit to protecting young people online.  The internet forms an integral part of people’s lives. In the UK, 99% of 12 to 15–year–olds are online. With social life, entertainment and online shopping all accessed via the internet, being online has become crucial. With the COVID-19 lockdown, even …

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a phenomenon unique to the internet. With increased internet use, being aware of the impacts and signs of online bullying is important in supporting vulnerable children. Bullying is understood as behaviour by a person or group with the intention to hurt and harass someone. Ofcom reports that 53% of 12 to 15-year-olds were …

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

In recent weeks, we have seen a rise in coronavirus casualties within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre reported that 35% of almost 2,000 patients were non-white. This is a troubling statistic, especially when considering that minority ethnicities make up 13% of the UK population, but one-third …