Sarahah, which was developed in the Saudi Arabia, topped the list of most downloaded apps in the Apple App Store. Is it a great feedback medium or a bully’s new favourite?
Password managers promise us they will keep our numerous difficult passwords safe. Can we trust them 100%?
Making a free call online might look like a better alternative to phone calls, but it can put you at risks you never knew about.
Initiatives like the Great Kindness Challenge, which aims at helping children in developing empathy, combating bullying, and building self-esteem.
On December 15, 2016, Eichenwald said he received a message from the username @Jew_Goldstein on Twitter. The tweet was an animated image (GIF) of a blinding strobe light that said, “You deserve a seizure for your posts” in capital letters. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, saw the post and immediately went into a seizure.
Did you know that there was a time when someone could gain control over Facebook users’ videos to edit or delete them? Dan Melamed, a cyber security researcher who worked at Microsoft and A&T helped Facebook identify the security loophole that could have impacted billions of people.
On May 12, 2017, the biggest and fastest-spreading cyber attack in recorded history hit hundreds of thousands of computers from over 150 countries. Learn more about how to protect yourself from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware.
When people think of Snapchat, they think of a fun platform for people to chat with their friends and send fun images and videos of themselves. However, as time went by and Snapchat established itself as one of the biggest social media companies in the world, they created a ‘Discover’ section on their platform.
We hear about victims of Internet fraud all the time. People tend to simplify those stories and say that those people are so naïve and that it would never happen to them.
You may want to think twice about that.
Instagram’s social media culture does provide a great platform to share authentic photos, but not everything is as flattering and amazing as it seems in those photos. People might not use Photoshop, but they can use filters (even if they use the hashtag #NoFilter). They can give off the impression that the photo was effortlessly taken with very little or no preparation whatsoever.
You know how we always say, “Think before you post?” Well, Instagram just introduced a new feature called Instagram Drafts.
Have you recently had a conversation with anyone about cyber safety? If not, there might be a few questions you haven’t thought about yet.
How easy is it for hackers to guess the passwords on your social media accounts? Chances are it’s easier than you think. Read this article and watch the video about the steps you need to take to keep your accounts secure.
You’ve heard all these stories about kids being abducted by adults. But what if you saw one in real life? Click here to read about what happened in two social experiments filmed by one of the major news stations in the United States.
Online addiction is becoming such a major problem nowadays that people want to consider it a drug. One pundit even went as far as calling it ‘digital heroin.’ Would you agree? Read both sides of the argument in this article.
Have you ever heard anyone stereotype millennials? You’ve heard them all before: entitled, lazy, self-centered, etc. Internationally known entrepreneur Simon Sinek explains why this is the case and what we can do to help them.
Do you remember a program called YouTube Heroes? YouTube announced it in September 2016, and the communities detested it… for many reasons. Find out why.
When Facebook introduced video to their platform, very few people knew that a lot of companies were stealing content… particularly from YouTube’s content creators. Read more about Facebook freebooting YouTube’s content.
There are a lot of cyberbullies and online trolls out there, especially on Twitter. Follow the directions in this article if there is someone you want to block or unfollow on Twitter.
We have reached a new problem since the arrival of the smartphone. We have become more connected, but only through our smartphones. As a result, we have become more disconnected to our surroundings. We refer to this concept as phubbing.
Do you ever feel like your phone heats up when you put your phone to your ear? How much do you think that impacts your health… particularly your brain? Read on to find out what science tells us about the health risks of too much cell phone use.
YouTube is a great social media platform with a lot of great videos. However, you may come across something hateful or abusive. Learn how to report videos and abusive comments to let YouTube know that something should be taken down.
Have you heard of the Amanda Todd’s cyber bullying story? She became a household name after her tragic story was published in 2012. Listen to what some American teenagers have to say about her story and the implications of cyberbullying.
How many posts by online extremists do you think get uploaded online each week? How many do you think stay online for a while? We can help governments delete extremist content online. Find out more.
Do you know someone who is being bullied and could use a source of inspiration? Check out this in-depth list of 87 anti-bullying quotes and provide a source of inspiration and uplift society as a whole.
Do you know how to report abuse on Instagram? It’s important to know how to do it before you get an account. Find out what you should do when you come across something inappropriate on Instagram.
Have you heard the story about the middle school teacher and her fake Facebook page? It led to a campaign called #ICANHELP (Delete Negativity on Social Media). Learn more about it in this article.
Do you ever experience pain or numbness in your hands and fingers? You might have an internet addiction, but you might also need to do one simple thing. Find out what it is in this article.
Why do we see more stories of online bullying happen online nowadays. It’s partly because there are some key differences between cyber bullying and traditional bullying.
Online gaming can be lots of fun. However, you could be exposed to a lot of dangers if you’re not careful. If you believe that safety comes first, read these 5 tips about how to stay safe while gaming online.