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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

Will Censuring Colleagues Who Work in Tech Save Kids From Screen Addiction? These Psychologists Think So

In 1991, a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco accused the company of targeting children with its “Joe Camel” ad campaign. The ads featured a cartoon camel character that the suit said lured children to become smokers. Six years later, the company settled out of court and voluntarily ended the Joe Camel campaign. This week, a [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:23:10+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Facebook and Instagram Introduce Time Limit Tool

Facebook and Instagram are releasing a new tool to limit how much time people spend on their apps. The announcement follows concerns that excessive social media use can have a negative impact on mental health. Users will now be able to check how much time they've spent scrolling, set a reminder for when they've reach [...]

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Grow Up With Social Media

I’m kind of glad there was no social media around when I was a teenager … because I was a jerk. Off the top of my head I can think of half a dozen dumb-arse things I said and did that would have got me chased off the internet today, and no I’m not going [...]

Bad Social Media Experiences Increase Depression Odds

In young adults, negative social media experiences may be strongly and consistently associated with higher depressive symptoms. But, positive experiences seem to have a weak link to lower depressive symptoms, according to research led by the University of Pittsburgh. The study titled "The association between valence of social media experiences and depressive symptoms" was published in the journal Depression and [...]

Social Media, Increased Depression, and What Parents Can Do

The risks associated with social media are regularly reported in the media, and you may have experienced some of them already yourself or with your kids. A new study (Primack et al., 2018) adds important research to the discussion, finding that negative experiences on social media are significantly correlated with increased depressive feelings (a greater [...]

The Way We Discuss Suicide Can Unintentionally Cause Harm

Many people are discussing and grieving fashion designer Kate Spade’s death, apparently by suicide. And in these moments, it becomes essential to discussing suicide as safely as possible. Whether you knew the person who lost their life personally or as a public figure, whether you’re speaking in private, public, or as a member of the [...]

By |2018-06-08T15:03:39+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments