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Google axes 'Which child do you like best?' poll

Google axes 'Which child do you like best?' poll

Technology
Google has taken down a survey which showed people pictures of four young children and asked them to choose which one they liked best.The survey, which was seen by Sky News, appeared on the website of a UK-based site which was trialling the Google Surveys service.It told viewers to help the site generate revenue by selecting an image of one of four very young children, prompted with the question: "Which child do you like best?"Google Surveys is a business product that the search giant uses to allow companies to conduct customised market research.The surveys are completely designed by the companies through a self-service web portal, although they are required to meet Google's content and editorial guidelines.For publishers, it works as an alternative to paywalls for their websites, allowing...
Ikea US relaunches furniture recall after child dies

Ikea US relaunches furniture recall after child dies

Business
Ikea has re-launched a recall of millions of chests and dressers in the US and Canada following the death of an eighth child.It said items in its Malm range and other chests and dressers pose a "serious tip-over and entrapment hazard" if not secured to a wall,Ikea first recalled the furniture in 2016 after four children had died. It has no plans for a UK recall, stating that the chest of drawers "meet all mandatory stability requirements". Josef Dudek, a 2-year-old boy in California, died when he became trapped beneath a three-drawer Malm chest after he had been put down for a nap by his father.Since 2011, four other young children have been killed in connection with the Malm range.A further three children have died as a result of other Ikea chests and dressers tipping over, with the earl...
Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePolice investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown.Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage "sexting" offences in 2016-17, a rate of 17 a day.Police said they received reports from children as young as 10. Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection, said: "There is a worrying upward trend."He added social networks needed to remove indecent images more quickly.The number of cases where under-18s were sharing indecent or prohibited images was up by a third on the 4,681 offences recorded the previous year, and represented a 131% rise on 2014-15, with 2,700 incidents.BBC Advice - SextingChildren 'should b...
Former child stars expose Hollywood abuse

Former child stars expose Hollywood abuse

Entertainment
By Katie Spencer, Arts and Entertainment Correspondent, and Amy Hitchcock, Entertainment ProducerWhen he was five years old, Nathan Forrest Winters dreamt of being a star. By 11 he had the leading role in a film called Clownhouse.It was a low-budget horror film directed by Victor Salva and financed by Francis Ford Coppola. Behind the scenes, something truly disturbing was happening."Some of the cast and crew came to my mum and said 'Nathan and Victor's interaction on set is not ok, there's something going on'," Winters, 39, told Sky News.The former child star said Salva had been grooming him since he was six after he befriended Winters' mother who made film props.Image:Victor Salva was imprisoned for his abuse of Nathan Forrest WintersHe said: "His grooming process was developing my love a...
Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Mum identifies child in sex abuse video

Technology
A mother has recognised her own four-year-old daughter after German police released a still image of a child in an attempt to find her abuser.The picture was taken from videos and images circulating on the dark web.A 24-year-old man has now been arrested.The police said that they took the unusual step of releasing the image because they had been unable to identify the attacker.They received "numerous" responses from the public, following the release of the image.The man - from Wesermarsch - faces charges of the serious sexual abuse of children plus the production and distribution of images of child abuse.The case involved teams from the Federal Criminal Police Office, the Central Office for Combating Internet Crime and Frankfurt's prosecutors' office. They thanked the public for their help...