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Using Social Media Can Have Adverse Effects On Self-Esteem For Children

Perhaps Facebook should carry a health warning. A study has revealed that the children who spend more time on online social networks feel less happy in almost all aspects of their lives. The research by a team of economists at the University of Sheffield, to be presented at this week’s Royal Economic Society annual conference [...]

Facebook is ‘dead and buried’, replaced by simpler networks, study finds

A study of how older teenagers use social media has found Facebook is "not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried" and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. via Facebook is 'dead and buried', replaced by simpler networks, study finds.

Supporting families as they manage separation and divorce

In Australia nearly one in two marriages end in separation and divorce. This directly impacts many children in our schools and adults in our workplaces, parishes and social networks, and quite possibly our own family too. Coping with the family changes that result can be challenging for children and their parents, and for those supporting [...]

What’s in a selfie? A high school student tells us

If social media only caused narcissism, it wouldn't be the worst thing. Instagram and Facebook are social networks that not only breed narcissistic tendencies but transform relations into a sexual rat race. On these ubiquitous portals, the popularity of girls is hotly contested over one big deal: how sexy can I appear and bring it [...]

A different take on cyberbullying

If you’ve not heard of Danah Boyd, I’d highly recommend checking out her blog. She is a senior researcher for Microsoft and New York University, and is also a visiting adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales.   It is fair to say that she is one of the world’s pre-eminent researchers and [...]

5 million people worldwide agree: ban sex offenders from social networking sites

A Facebook site created in Canada is calling for the banning of sex offenders on social networking sites and it has now reached 5 million members worldwide. On the site's discussion posts, several people talk of the horror of logging in and seeing a "friend suggestion" - generated by Facebook - of their abuser. The [...]

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