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Study: Social Media Making People Anti-Social, Jealous

Contrary to popular belief, studies show that social media often hampers effective communication and may lead to jealousy and unhappiness.

Humblebragging: The New Status Symbol

A new study from Harvard University describes ‘humblebragging’ - boasting about one's hectic life as a way to prove they are 'in demand' - as a new social phenomenon.

Pope tells young to resist 'false' reality of social media

Pope Francis has urged young people to resist the false images of reality that are presented by social media, and to seek authenticity rather than superficiality.

Google adds tool to flag 'offensive' search results

Google has added a new category called "upsetting-offensive" for flagging search results. While flagging something doesn't directly affect the search results themselves, it does...

Losing smartphone is almost as stressful as terror threat

The Physiological Society, an organization of more than 3,500 scientists from over 60 countries, reports that the loss of a smartphone is perceived to be almost as stressful as a terrorist threat....

Smartphone-obsessed Finns rank tops in screen time

AFP Relax News reported that Finland ranks top on the internet usage on mobile devices. The Finnish market offers lots of unlimited data plans making fast internet connections affordable to the...

Broadband Providers Will Need Permission to Collect Private Data

Cecilia Kang fro the New York Times reports that the Federal Communications Committee approved new privacy rules. Currently, the broadband providers can track users unless those individuals tell...

Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content

Grant Gross from IDG News Service reported that marketing companies are targeting children on YouTube with advertising disguised as other content. The marketing videos, often not labeled as...

What's the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?

Brian X. Chen from The New York Times, investigates the topic of what is the right age for a child to get a smartphone. As children get smartphone at a very young age, the risk of exposure to...

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls

Keeping our children safe when using the Internet, can be a challenging task for every parent. Our partners Common Sense Media recently released a quick guide to parental controls, to help parents...
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