Sunshine and strawberries may get the headlines but July is a month of breakthroughs, breakaways and record-breakers - some good, some less good.
Here are a few things that may make you proud or make your blood boil - and some long reads for the slow summer days ahead...
Children’s data and privacy online. Growing up in a digital age / LSE
Children tend to think of privacy online in terms of e-safety, struggling to grasp the relation between privacy and data – hence only e-safety risks seem truly real / Further reading
Internet Trends Report / Mary Meeker
The number of interactive gamers worldwide grew by 6% to 2.4 billion people last year
How safe are our children? / NSPCC
96% of children aged 12 to 15 were given information about keeping safe online
Adult Online Hate, Harassment and Abuse: A rapid evidence assessment / UKCIS
Younger people are more likely to be victims of online harassment. Research indicates that statistics underestimate the extent of online hate
Prevalence of non-suicidal self-harm and service contact in England, 2000–14 / Lancet
The proportion of the population reporting NSSH to relieve unpleasant feelings of anger, tension, anxiety, or depression increased from 1·4% to 4·0% in men and boys, and from 2·1% to 6·8% in women and girls, between 2000 and 2014
Teaching online safety in school / DfE
'Guidance for schools to teach their pupils how to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects'
Generation AI / UNICEF
'Engaging stakeholders to build AI-powered solutions that help realize and uphold child rights'
My Privacy / LSE
An online toolkit to 'promote children’s understanding of the digital environment and support them to make good decisions about privacy online'
#BeInternetLegends / Google
FREE teaching resources, training and parent guides - and a growing teacher community
Childhood vulnerability in numbers / Children's Commissioner for England
Interactive data portal on the overall levels of vulnerability and need among children
💬 Inspiration and opinion
Digital and Social Media Use in Youth Support
'What works well in creating and supporting digital and social media policies when working with vulnerable children and young people, what are the barriers and what is needed to overcome them?'
Podcast: Being a Young Person in 2019
Young people aged 15-18 talk to their peers about what it's like to be a young person. 'How do daily pressures such as social media, school and sex affect you?'
WeChat Is Watching
'Today we are our own informants, writing the most detailed personal accounts ever collated. People are regularly arrested for messages they send in “private” group chats'
People are renting cars as affordable private space in cities
"I rented a car to eat a boxed meal that I bought at a convenience store because I couldn't find anywhere else to have lunch"
A great example of how age-appropriate design might get done well...