Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the last 60 days since media reports emerged that pedophiles were using the service to exploit underage users. The app, which has been downloaded more than 90 million times, shares the user’s location and allows users to search for who […]

Sweet child o' mine: Croatian kids help celebrate win with Luzhniki kickaround

The children of the Croatian team helped celebrate the team’s 2-1 World Cup semifinal win over England by entering the Luzhniki Stadium turf and even playing a game of football on the pitch after the final whistle. When the game was done and dusted and Croatia had booked their first ever World Cup final, a small […]

A former Facebook moderator says she had to review 8,000 posts a day, and it made her numb to child porn

Sarah Katz Former Facebook moderator Sarah Katz has described the pressure she was under to review thousands of posts a day from the darkest corners of the platform. Katz told Business Insider that she eventually became desensitized to child porn and bestiality because she saw so much of it. Her experience raised questions about Facebook’s […]

Cows for child brides: ‘War & climate change’ raise rates of child marriage in East Africa

A dramatic rise in child marriages in East Africa is due to conflict and climate change, charities working in the region say, with child brides being traded for cows and goats in order for families to survive. The majority of parents in poverty-stricken South Sudan are looking to reduce the number of mouths they have […]

Man charged with child abuse after five drugged girls found with him in Mississippi cemetery

A 20 year-old man faces felony child abuse charges after he was found in a Mississippi cemetery with five underage and drugged girls – two of whom were unconscious when found. The girls, aged between 11 and 16, were in foster care in Mobile, Alabama, The Sun Herald reported. Police say the suspect, Jordan McClain, drove […]

A migrant father separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border had a breakdown at a Texas jail and took his own life

Reuters/Adrees Latif A Honduran man reportedly took his own life inside a Texas jail last month, one day after he was separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border. His death came shortly after the Trump administration began implementing its “zero-tolerance” policy at the border, which criminally prosecutes migrants who cross illegally, and […]

A Journey Through Time: Examining ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ on Broadway

Broadway’s two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production is a fascinating beast. It brings with it most of its West End cast, acting as direct sequel to the books yet trading on the iconography of the film series, all while making its own unique mark on Harry Potter canon. Picking up from the originals’ […]

Child dies in horror Indian Ferris wheel crash (GRAPHIC)

A young girl has been killed and at least six others injured in a Ferris wheel crash in India. The wheel operator was arrested after the fatal incident and stands accused of negligence. The accident happened Sunday night in the town of Anantapur in the state of Andhra Pradesh, reported the Times of India. A cabin […]

‘Spiderman’ migrant hero who climbed building to save a child given French citizenship

Thibaut Camus/Reuters Malian man who climbed a Paris building to save a child has been given honorary French citizenship by President Emmanuel Macron. Footage emerged of Mamoudou Gassama climbing the outside of a building in the French capital to rescue the child, who had fallen from a balcony. Gassama was invited to the Elysee Palace […]

Terminator 2 child star Edward Furlong NOW: Career ruined by drugs, prison and abuse

He was plcked from obscurity in 1991, aged just 13, to star in one of the decade’s biggest blockbusters. A charismatic natural on screen, Terminator 2: Judgement Day should have made a massive star of the California kid in his acting debut. Instead his teenage years were blighted by his mother and relatives fighting for […]