Social media provides ‘unlimited opportunities’ for ‘feelings of inadequacy’

Social media influencers have a responsibility to post genuine, unedited images of themselves for the sake of all users’ mental health, according to clinical psychologists. The two experts have given their comments in response to a study on how social…

Nine out of ten kids are on social media by 12 – despite the age limits

Nine out of ten kids are on social media by 12 – despite the age limit for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter being 13 Study of more than 5,000 kids finds that a quarter of 4-12 year olds share selfies on…

1 in 4 teenagers couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media

More than one in four teenagers – an estimated 866,000 young people in England and Wales – say they couldn’t enjoy Christmas without social media according to a new survey carried out for The Children’s Society. Almost one in three,…

WHAT IMPACT IS SOCIAL MEDIA HAVING ON POLITICS? LORDS TO ASK EXPERTS

The House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media will next week take evidence from digital media experts Professor Farida Vis and James Williams, winner of the inaugural Nine Dots Prize for his essay arguing that digital technologies…

Only 14% Have worthwhile Conversations on Social Media

98% connect with likeminded people, yet only 24% discuss their interests 86% of Brits have no worthwhile conversation on social media 84% claim their friends lists are made up largely of strangers Research independently conducted on behalf of Gather, the…

Safeguarding Your Children

Introducing the iKydz Home Internet Content Controller from The Fowndry, the latest solution to internet safety, all from the control of your phone or tablet. This simple plug and play modem-sized box connects to any router and can manage up…