Here are breaches of trust, safeguarding, privacy and law. They expose kids to risks of online harm and discrimination.

Charities and public services must not share kids or encourage kids to share their troubles with social media and ad systems.

Social media only allow sites to use their embeds if sites respect terms regarding age limits, parental consent and data collection.

Had these organisations paid attention to the terms, they may have realised that what they were doing was wrong.

If you are distressed by any content, please seek support. The Samaritans are available on 116 123.

Family Lives

Bullying and suicidal feelings

A minroity of parents are mental health specialists and for those who aren't they need resources to help them when their child is bullied or suicidal.

Family Lives is one of the charities that can help you.

However, their page on Bullying and suicidal feelings unlawfully shares data with Vimeo about your need.

And as the need is with regard to your child, it is primarily their privacy that has been breached.

The page loads video content from Vimeo, a video sharing website much like YouTube.

And as with YouTube, if Vimeo know you (perhaps you or your child have an account on the device), then Vimeo gets identifiable data about your predicament.

Should a child be interested in reading this support material too, then it exposes the child (in a bullied or feeling suicidal state) to the online harms risks of Vimeo, as the site pushed the child to the site. A site that is not for under 16s and includes adult only content.

Drugs and alcohol

The site also uses YouTube on its page to support with drugs and alcohol

For children directly using this page and similar, the YouTube embeds promote the child to YouTube to engage in a topic where YouTube's largely unfiltered content could suggest anything.

Regarding drugs and alcohol, YouTube hosts many videos glamorising the usage and even offering advice about taking them.

Accepting the cookies

We use some essential cookies to make our website work. We'd like to set additional cookies to understand how you use our website, remember your settings and improve our service to you. For more information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

The cookie page states regarding their cookies

This is statistical information about user actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

Regarding social media, there is a hint of usage but no explanation that any identifiable data will be shared.

Social sharing cookies – we use some social sharing plugins to allow you to share certain pages of our website on social media

This cookie banner is okay?

For many children no, as many may not be legally capable of giving consent.

As I'm an adult, this doesn't seem so bad, so let's accept... and now Twitter knows I'm visiting the site... the Cookie banner did not state that.

Raising the complaint

23rd January 2023: Complaint sent to the charity and ICO

No reply received, but the charity appears to have moved Twitter tracking behind their cookie banner.