People often struggle to distinguish between real faces and artificial ones made by a computer.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
The effects social media has on our mental health may depend on how we use it. Taking control, and knowing when to take a break, is crucial.
How you feel and how you use social media both affect each other – but one impacts the other more.
The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
Nigerian students can support positive environmental behaviour if they learn about the impact of solid waste management on society.
Dissociation can be a healthy part of cognitive functioning, provided it doesn’t get in the way of your goals.
Starting college after finishing high school is an exciting phase of a student’s life. But students need to prepare for the new challenges college brings.
The ancient Greeks had the same problems with populism, hate speech and fake news as Twitter does today.
Social media platforms can be used to share critically important information about disaster management.
Musk has long touted Twitter’s potential as an open and inclusive ‘town square’ for public discourse – but the reality is social media platforms were never meant to fulfil this role.
Online rage towards white communities and privileged classes can be read as fatigue with the postcolonial state.
Complaining on social media meets two basic psychological needs: the desire for connection, and wanting to feel superior.
Psychologists and technology designers are working together to make digital experiences hard for kids to put down.
Their social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs and war-style propaganda. Here’s how to help them navigate social media ‘news’ content about war, while minimising any distress.
We can waste an awful lot of time on social media because of the engaging, even addictive, nature of platforms like Tiktok. But teachers are now exploiting these qualities for learning languages.
Research suggests that an important question parents can consider with pre-teens and teens is: “What are you doing online and how is it making you feel?”
TikTok has exploded in popularity among young people in Nigeria. Here’s why it’s such a hit.
While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.