Children "remain an afterthought" for leading social media companies, England's Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has said.
One of Facebook's independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme that gave it access to teenagers' highly personal information, without taking more effort to verify their parents had given permission.
At the age of 12, Libby, became "hooked" on posting and viewing self-harm images on Instagram - including pictures of cutting, burning and overdosing.
Cyberbullying is difficult to combat, because the bullies are often anonymous. And toxic debates can fester on social media: the 2017 Stonewall school report found that “two in five LGBT young people are bullied online”.
Two students banned from the University of Warwick for 10 years for their involvement in a group chat that threatened rape will be allowed to return later this year, it has emerged.
A 15-year-old teenager from Montreal was charged with making threats on social media to a high school in Pennsylvania that prompted the FBI to launch an investigation that closed down the regional high school.
The students created a hit list of students and a teacher they wanted to kill on Instagram, according to police.
In both the UK and US, services for young people are being cut, leaving those from marginalised groups at greatest risk of suicide.
Online poison comes in many forms. And with almost everyone and everything now online, we have manifestly failed to make the environment safer and more secure.
The social media giant has reportedly been paying users to use an app that can effectively track all of their activity on their phones.s