Tech Digest daily roundup: 2 in 3 children have seen harmful content online

The UK's communications regulator is calling on young people to help protect each other by reporting harmful content online. Ofcom says two-thirds of youngsters aged between 13 and 17 see harmful content online but only 16% report it. As it waits for the government's Online Safety Bill to go through parliament, it has called on…

ShinyShiny snippets: Does Roblox have a sex problem?

A naked man, wearing just a dog collar and a lead, is led across the floor by a woman in a bondage outfit. Two strippers dance next to a bar. A group has gathered around a couple openly having sex, watching and occasionally commenting. One man is wearing a Nazi uniform. This isn't happening in…

UK adults spent more time online in 2020 than those from other nations

UK adults spent more time online on computers, smartphones or tablets in 2020 than those in other European countries, according to Ofcom’s annual study into the nation’s online habits. Its Online Nation 2021 report looked at an unprecedented year, when communication, entertainment, culture, retail, work and education moved more online. UK adults spent more than…

Death of children’s TV as young turn to devices for more exciting content

  Credit: Bloomicon / Shutterstock Is the rapid decline of children's TV programming potentially putting our young children's health at risk as they increasingly turn to their electronic devices for their entertainment? Chris Price reports Children’s entertainment has transformed significantly over the years. At present, children are more likely to use…