How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over ‘screen time,’ limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media… and how parents should (or shouldn’t) regulate it.
Growing up digital.
They have some big ideas.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg argues his social network can support more civic engagement.
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While Facebook’s Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology’s promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
John Magufuli after he was declared president in 2015. His distaste for social media has heralded a national clampdown in the digital space.
The biggest cyber security concern for many Tanzanians is the risk of inadvertently becoming a perpetrator of politically-defined cybercrime, rather than becoming a victim
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Dating app Tinder relies on algorithms to decide which photos users see.
Think it’s a mere coincidence the first two letters of “algorithm” hint at Artificial Intelligence?
The film Spotlight showed how investigative reporters uncovered abuse in the Catholic Church.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
From a battle over an oil pipeline in the American mid-west to small Australian communities fighting for survival, Indigenous people are harnessing social media to take their stories global.
Indigenous people make up small percentages of the population in many countries – but using social media, Indigenous voices can be heard worldwide. Here are a dozen deadly Australians worth following.
The release of CCTV footage of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher’s last moments via social media channels assisted in apprehending her killer.
Like many other advancements in communication technology, social media has a good, a bad and an ugly side when it comes to its relationship with crime, criminal justice and the law.
One in five 14- to 15-year-olds have been cyberbullied.
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Children and adolescents relate to each other through social media, for good and for bad.
Politicians and their staffers are now highly attuned to the power of social media.
Social media is a key platform for public debate. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily good.
Timeliness is important for detecting epidemics.
We need better surveillance systems to detect epidemics early. But while social media has been flagged as a potential solution, we’re not quite there yet.
The death of privacy and the erosion of the personal sphere is an internet meme, often attributed to social media.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
Social media abuse is often personal, sexist and wounding.
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Social media trolling, which is disproportionately aimed at women, is a sign of a much deeper malaise that must be redressed.