George Hessay, 15, from Rawcliffe in East Yorkshire, is said to have received insulting comments on the Sayat.me website Detectives are investigating a social media app which allows users to send anonymous messages to one another after an allegedly 'bullied' teenage footballer was found hanged. George Hessay, 15, from Rawcliffe in East Yorkshire, is said to have received insulting comments on the Sayat.me website, which lets users leave anonymous 'feedback'. It is claimed the faceless bullies led George to take his own life, but police are not treating his death as suspicious. However the Estonia-based app is now helping with a police investigation and has suspended use of the website, the CEO confirmed. Hanna Talving, the CEO of Sayat.me, told The Telegraph: 'We have been made aware by police that they are investigating a bullying related suicide and we offer our sincere condolences to those affected by this loss. 'We deplore bullying of any kind and want it to have no place on … [Read more...] about Police probe social media app which allows users to send anonymous messages to one another as ‘feedback’ after ‘bullied’ teen, 15, is found hanged
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The rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales has halved in 16 years and currently stands at its lowest level since records began 50 years ago. Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 23 young women under the age of 18 out of every 1,000 became pregnant in 2014, compared with 47 out of 1,000 in 1998. The estimated number of teenage pregnancies fell from 24,306 in 2013 to 22,653 in 2014. So teenagers appear to be having less unprotected sex. But why? The impact of technology One theory put forward to explain the drop is that teenagers are spending more time in their bedrooms on social media and less time meeting up, getting drunk and doing things they may later come to regret. Prof David Paton, an economist at Nottingham University Business School, told the Telegraph: “It does potentially fit in terms of timing. People [appear to be] spending time at home – rather than sitting at bus stops with a bottle of vodka they are doing it … [Read more...] about Are teenagers having less sex – and is social media the reason why?
Married At First Sight's 'villain' bride Ines Basic has reemerged on social media after the controversial reality star went unexpectedly silent for a week, amid reports she has become reclusive and lost a staggering 12kg since filming the show. The 28-year-old has been hit with wave of viewer backlash after her bizarre and cruel on-screen antics turned the nation off-side. But on Friday, the Bosnian-born brunette returned to the public eye, uploading a selfie inside an elevator alongside the caption: 'Round tha world'. Is she back? Villain bride Ines Basic (pictured above) has reemerged on social media, uploading a selfie inside an elevator, after the controversial reality star went unexpectedly silent for a week 'It's not even a cool eyebrow ring!' The 28-year-old has been hit with wave of viewer backlash after her bizarre and cruel on-screen antics turned the nation off-side Ines initially geotagged the photo in Los Angeles, leading to speculation … [Read more...] about Is it really you, Ines? Married At First Sight ‘villain’ bride reemerges on social media after claims she has become are reclusive and lost 12kg amid ‘affair’ scandal… but appears unrecognisable in the snap
A Lorna Jane area manager has denied bullying a staff member who is suing the brand for $500,000. Amy Robinson has taken the brand to the Brisbane District Court and is seeking damages over claims area manager Megan McCarthy bullied her via social media and fat-shamed her between July and December 2012. In February, Ms Robinson told the court, Ms McCarthy instructed her to skip lunch, questioned whether she should be eating certain foods, and unfairly assigned tasks that resulted in physical injuries and caused problems with child-care arrangements. Amy Robinson (pictured) was a former store manager at Lorna Jane and is suing the company for $500,000 in the Brisbane District Court Amy Robinson leaving Brisbane District Court claims she was bullied on social media while working in 2012 Lorna Jane company has strongly rejected Ms Robinson's claims. Giving evidence before Judge Gregory Koppenol on Thursday, Ms McCarthy repeatedly denied remarking about Ms Robinson's age, appearance and … [Read more...] about Manager accused of ‘fat shaming’ and bullying a Lorna Jane worker on social media denies the claims – saying the former activewear employee suing for $500k was ‘intimidating’ at work
LILY Allen today claimed she deleted Twitter as it spread "disinformation and lies" - but said she was "just not there yet" to close her Instagram account. The singer de-activated her social media account after claiming Brits had voted for "kids to die with no healthcare and less brown people". She had been one of a host of celebrities to back Labour - unleashing a series of furious Tweets as Boris Johnson won the election in a landslide victory. The 34-year-old then deleted her account. The pop star was silent for little more than 24 hours on social media before she then went onto Instagram to unleash yet another rant over the majority vote. She wrote: "I said I thought the election was won by Boris because of this country's deep rooted racism and misogyny."It's being reported that I deleted my Twitter because I couldn't handle the abuse and humiliation that I got in the wake of my comments. "It's annoying of course to be bullied and have so much hate thrown in your direction, but … [Read more...] about Lily Allen posts Instagram rant slamming social media sites for ‘spreading lies’ just a day after quitting Twitter