Social Media can be wonderful social places, but can also expose you to privacy issues, disturbing content, and harassment. Here are some tips on how to curate your experiences on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.
It’s November and the days are growing noticeably shorter. In the evening we might be inclined to stay in and curl up with a nice cup of tea and talk with friends online. But, isn't that worse than meeting face-to-face? Well...
Social media have been growing in popularity for years now. As the name implies, the activity is supposed to be social, bringing individuals together and promoting feelings of belonging. However, first glances can be deceiving, and social media have increasingly been associated with another phenomenon taking our 21st century society by storm: loneliness.
Today is World Kindness Day, an international observance dedicated to promoting kindness, understanding and helping among people. To illustrate the importance of kindness and prosociality, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you something about the 'social brain hypothesis', a theory that posits that social needs are even more essential to human beings than any other physical need, and that our brains reflect this.
Report by the RSPH about the relationship between social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: https://www.rsph.org.uk/our-work/policy/social-media-and-young-people-s-mental-health-and-wellbeing.html