More than half of the girls in Canada who took part in a global survey say social media companies should do more to fight on line harassment and abuse.
The survey reached out to 14-thousand girls in 22 countries and found nearly 60-percent (58%) say they have been harassed or abused on social media.
Social media companies top the list when it comes to a call for action on the issue.
More than half of the girls surveyed in Canada say social media companies should do more to fight harassment and abuse on their platforms.
Governments, police and social organizations are also called on to take action against abuse.
Instagram has agreed to address how it can respond to online harassment.
The highly popular image sharing site will listen to 15 youth activists as they talk about their own negative experiences.
The goal is to create a dialogue on how social media companies can continue to protect girls from on-line bullying and harassment.
Plan International Canada, which is part of a global effort to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, was involved in the survey.
It’s President and CEO, Lindsay Glassco, says social media companies have a significant role to play.
“Girls in our research identified social media companies as the critical actors responsible for ensuring safety from online harassment on their platforms. This partnership with Instagram is an encouraging first step and will help ensure girls’ voices are not silenced,”
As part of the effort to eliminate cyber-harassment, abuse and cyber-bullying, an open letter is being sent to social media companies with a call for developing better and more accessible reporting mechanisms, and stronger monitoring measures to identify and respond to cyberbullying and online harassment.
October 11th is International Day of the Girl and Plan International Canada urges people to sign the letter calling for stronger and more effective ways to report on-line abuse and harassment.
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Four dead after boat carrying migrants capsizes off northern France: media – TheChronicleHerald.ca
PARIS (Reuters) – At least four people died after a boat carrying about 20 migrants capsized off the coast of Loon-Plage near Dunkirk, northern France, French media reported on Tuesday.
“This is the heaviest toll we’ve ever had in the north,” Herve Tourmente, the top state official in Dunkirk, told French radio France Bleu Nord.
Another 15 people were rescued, with eight suffering from hypothermia and two in cardiac arrest, local firemen said earlier on Tuesday.
A major search operation was launched after the boat capsized in the morning. Emergency and medical crews attended the scene, along with a French Navy helicopter.
French officials also confirmed people had lost their lives, without giving an exact number.
“My thoughts are with the loved ones of those who tragically lost their lives in the Channel today,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter.
“We have offered the French authorities every support as they investigate this terrible incident and will do all we can to crack down on the ruthless criminal gangs who prey on vulnerable people by facilitating these dangerous journeys.”
Several thousand migrants have attempted the dangerous crossing of the English Channel this year, often paying people traffickers to help them through one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes in overloaded rubber dinghies.
Britain has repeatedly pressed President Emmanuel Macron’s government to do more to prevent the migrants leaving France.
(Reporting by Pascal Rossignol; Writing by Dominique Vidalon and Michel Rose, editing by Ed Osmond and Emelia Sithole-Matarise)
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