Social Media

Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at Westminster are "deeply concerning", Downing Street has said. Prime Minister Theresa May would urge anyone with information to contact the authorities, a Number 10 spokeswoman said. Downing Street's intervention came after the Sun reported that female researchers and aides in Parliament were using…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers. The guidance provides advice for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice, which sets out the expected behaviours and values of the workforce. It focuses on…
The web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on continuing professional development, understanding the web (including social media) is really important. And it can save time. Iriss has recently launched a free ‘Grow your Personal Learning Networks’…
Trying to protect children from all online risks may be futile, according to a new report, which says youngsters are increasingly conducting their online lives in private. The study also warns that more than a third (37%) of UK 15-year-olds are now "extreme internet users", who are on their computers…
Facebook posts by the alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor have been banned over complaints that the "irresponsible" ads trivialised addiction. One of the posts for the 24-hour delivery firm read: "People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality," while another said: "According to chemistry,…
Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people, a report has suggested. The #StatusofMind survey found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people's body image, sleep and fear of missing out. However, the survey of 1,479 youngsters aged 14…
Social media sites should face fines if they fail to protect children and young people from adult and harmful content, the head of the NSPCC has said. Peter Wanless called on the next government to place sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Askfm under "robust scrutiny" from a new watchdog…
Children and young people feel social media sites are failing to shield them from pornography, self-harm and bullying content, the NSPCC has warned. Four in five youngsters told the charity they felt sites are not doing enough to protect them from inappropriate and harmful imagery and messages, with Facebook and…
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