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Logged Off: Meet the Teens Who Refuse to Use Social Media

For 17-year-old Mary Amanuel, from London, it happened in Tesco. “We were in year 7,” she remembers, “and my friend had made an Instagram account. As we were buying stuff, she was counting the amounts of likes she’d got on a post. ‘Oooh, 40 likes. 42 likes.’ I just thought: ‘This is ridiculous.’” Isabelle, an 18-year-old student [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:46:20+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mental Health: One in Four Young Women Struggling

The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder. Problems are less common in younger age groups, but are rising, albeit slowly. In children aged five to 15, one in nine had a disorder, up from one in [...]

Where Kids Find Hate Online

Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race -- or anything, really -- has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may be swept up in the powerful [...]

Why Facebook is so Hard to Resist

Why is social media such a hard habit to break? Because it makes us feel good, said Michigan State University's Allison Eden, assistant professor in the Department of Communication. She and researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, conducted two studies of frequent and less frequent Facebook users. They found even [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:41:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Social Media Use Increases Depression and Loneliness, Study Finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical [...]

By |2018-11-12T11:21:48+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Orthorexia Nervosa: The ‘New’ Disorder Blamed on Social Media

No dairy, no gluten, no meat and no sugar. In fact, Ashlee Thomas would allow herself so little food, her parents were forced to do the unthinkable. Force feed their daughter, with a tube, all because she refused to eat. Appearing on Channel 9’s 60 Minutes program on Sunday, the teenager revealed she became so [...]

By |2018-11-05T17:52:28+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Twitter Asks Users for Help to Crack Down on Hate Speech

Twitter on Tuesday reached out to users for help crafting a ban on comments that dehumanize people and set the stage for real-world violence. A policy change that Twitter has been working on for several months is intended to broaden hateful content restrictions at the service to include barring tweets dehumanizing people based on race, [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:42:05+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tumblr Bans Non-Consensual Creepshots and Deepfake Porn

Tumblr is to ban content that results in the "unwanted sexualisation or sexual harassment of others". The social network says this includes non-consensual "creepshots" - sexually suggestive photos of clothed victims. In addition, it said it covers "deepfake" pornography, in which computer-generated images of a subject's face are transplanted onto explicit photos or videos of [...]

By |2018-09-10T12:22:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sick WhatsApp ‘Momo Suicide Game’ Spreads Throughout the Internet

THE horrific Momo WhatsApp ‘suicide game’ linked to the death of at least one teen has appeared in popular online game Minecraft. The terrifying bird-woman icon associated with Momo has been added to Minecraft, an online game that is wildly popular with kids and teens. The sick icon has been added by so-called modders, people [...]

By |2018-08-20T15:05:37+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Empowering Internet Safety Guide for Women

Have you ever been harassed in the street? Received a crass message on a dating app? Had a coworker make a comment about your appearance that just didn’t sit right? You’re not alone. With the #MeToo movement, it’s easy to log onto Twitter or Facebook and see just how many women are victims of sexual [...]

By |2018-08-20T17:07:34+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments