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5 Ways that Technology Effect Mental Health

Research studies, such as one published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2019), found a significant increase in major depressive episodes among young adults in the United States. The study suggests a correlation between the rise of social media...

MTN Preserves the Safety of Children Online and Mental Well-Being in Africa

Preserving the well-being of children online, is increasingly important with rapid technological advancements taking place. Nowadays with quick and easy access to the internet, implementing security measures to preserve the online safety of children navigating the web is crucial. While...

7 Practical Steps for Women to Stay Safe Online

In the interconnected world of today’s digital landscape, the internet has woven itself into the everyday fabric of our lives. The web provides the world’s knowledge at our fingertips, connects us with friends across continents, and presents a thriving...

Cyber-Pandemic draws attention to children’s online safety

Cyberattacks on children, also known as cyberbullying or online harassment, have become a concerning issue in the digital age. These attacks can take various forms and have serious emotional and psychological consequences for young individuals. The attacks can encompass...

Teaching Teenagers to Safely Navigate Online Spaces

As we progress deeper into the 5th industrial revolution and the technology it has introduced our era, industries have benefited substantially and everyday life is leading us more into a realm of convenience, efficiency and immediacy. The pace is picking...

How to Keep Kids Safe Online Without Limiting Them

Keeping children off the Internet is not a realistic option anymore. Not only has digital become part and parcel of life, but it will also be an integral part of the future world of work. However, the online world...

Twitter is Planning to Let Users Hide Old, Embarrassing Tweets

Twitter is planning the addition of new privacy features on its platforms, one of which will reportedly be the inclusion of an option that will allow the archiving of old tweets so that they are only visible to other...

How parents and kids can be safe online

With school holidays coming up, It’s important for parents to remember that when a child is surfing the internet, they can become privy to a whole host of unsuitable content from the outside world, even though they are safe...

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyberstalking; invasion of privacy; cyberbullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an individual’s human rights. As...

Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and cyber-crime. Facebook...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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