Social media usually only appears in the news when it’s at its worst: when predators are poaching potential prey online; when people are threatened by violence; or when hate groups find a place to coordinate.
Online socialising has revolutionized how we communicate but it has its pro’s and con’s. While it has opened a whole new dimension and convenience to our lifestyles, it unfortunately has some unpleasant effects too...
You’ve probably seen them lurking in your news feeds- breaking news reporting a celebrity’s death, photos of natural disasters striking major cities, video footage of riots and outrage over an accidental shooting- all seemingly legitimate news stories. However, this “news” may not be what it seems.
Second only to Facebook, Instagram is one of the most popular social media sites on the internet. It’s particularly popular with young people who flood the site with photos of themselves, their friends, and their lunches.
If today’s children are the first generation to be raised natively using instant messaging, they should remember that it was their parents who were the pioneers in crafting the art of texting and should be respected for their many great single line literary works and burns.
With 1.5 billion users on Facebook, 1000 million on WhatsApp, 400 million on Instagram and 320 million on Twitter…and growing, it’s fair to say that social networking has been globally embraced. As social media becomes chocked with our daily lives and personal information, it’s important to think about social safety for you and those you care for.
Social media can be a wonderful place to stay connected with family, friends and to view the world going by. But, did you know every year millions of people fall victim to social media scams?
For many parents, attempting to keep their children safe online is a daily task. From smartphones to tablets, messaging apps to 24/7 audio visual experiences, growing up in today’s world is a lot different than how we might have experienced it. But, how can you protect your children from a threat landscape and a platform that has become ingrained in their upbringing?
Cyberbullying is a subject that’s captured plenty of headlines though it’s just a modern version of an old problem. Sadly, bullying has been part of the human existence for longer than anyone can remember. So it’s hardly a surprise that this behaviour has taken on a new lease of life on different social media platforms.
Instagram accounts are being hacked and used to lure other users to adult “dating” websites, while earning money for the scammers. Read how to protect yourself.
An inkling of sunshine on any given afternoon and the UK population takes to the streets, doesn’t really matter whether it’s cold or not, anything more than an hour of sustained sun and the barbecues are blazing like the beacons of Gondor. Here’s five apps that should help in your struggle to organise that most fabled of events… a successful picnic.
In today’s world, parents have to worry about much more than protecting their children from harm in public settings.
Following the release of her album, 1989, singer Taylor Swift trademarked the phrase "Party like it's 1989" for exclusive use on her tour merchandise. For Taylor, 1989 probably called to mind neon lighting and a thrilling, rebellious cultural landscape.
1989 was a decade of perms and turquoise eye shadow, all captured on faded Polaroids. 1999 wasn’t much better with its baggy trousers and strappy crop-tops, photos tucked away on floppy drives and slow computers. Flash-forward again and we reached 2009 and the cult of Facebook.
Though fashions changed, one thing stayed the same: we’re still obsessed with sharing and remembering our lives. We’ve just moved it all online.
I’ve got a bit of a reputation. Whether you know it or not, you probably have too.
I’m talking, of course, about our online reputation – the image we create of ourselves on the internet. Everything we post – blogs, tweets, photos and videos, likes, links, comments and shares – contributes to our online reputation. So, too, does whatever other people post about us. And anyone who discovers this information will form judgements about you and me, based on what they see – and may even use it against us.