LOTS of parents are social media addicts (even if we're not really aware of it), so it's no surprise that children fancy having their own accounts. And while many mums and dads will blanket ban Instagram until teenage years commence, others adopt a watchful eye and encourage younger kids to use it. So, who's got it right? "The best age is when a child is able to recognise the … [Read more...] about At what age is it appropriate for children to have their own social media account?
Social media why is it bad
Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. In the middle of the documentary Jawline, 16-year-old nano-celebrity Austyn Tester organizes a fan meetup in a mall food court. A gaggle of teen and tween girls show up, and he soaks up their … [Read more...] about Jawline poignantly explores the price of social media stardom
Barbara Ortutay, Ap Technology Writer Updated 4:37 pm CST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, … [Read more...] about Social media and misinformation: It’s a game of whack-a-mole
When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster – people increasingly turn to the internet and social media. Individuals use Twitter and Facebook as primary sources for news and information. Social media platforms – including Reddit, Wikipedia, and other emerging outlets such as Snapchat – are … [Read more...] about How social media dilutes scientific discoveries into clickbait
Image credit: Getty Images/Hero ImagesThat social media is not entirely good for us shouldn’t come as a great shock, but the received wisdom as to why may not tell the full story. What if the main problem with social media is not with data theft, fake news, trolling, or election interference, but a far more fundamental problem that can’t be fixed with software … [Read more...] about Have our brains just not evolved for social media?