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Gaming, social media are good for children, says a professor

In a new book titled The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World, Jordan Shapiro, assistant professor, Temple University, argued that families and schools must engage in technology, including gaming.

Control social media to stop radicalisation: Gen Bipin Rawat

No country immune, zero tolerance towards terrorism need of the hour, says Sushma Swaraj at Raisina Dialogue


IT ministry officials, legal experts to discuss social media rules amendments

Last week, the IT ministry announced that it would hold public consultations on the draft rules that it announced on December 24, and are meant to replace the rules notified back in 2011.

A time to speak up

As we open our eyes to 2019, we are all burdened with the responsibility of defining what “immense value” means to us? How do we, in the truest sense, set the foundations of a just and equal society, an idea enshrined in the Indian Constitution?

Govt plans amending IT rules to curb social media misuse

IT ministry officials held a meeting last week with senior executives of Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and other companies to discuss the proposed changes in the Information Technology (IT) rules.

Social media makes women feel worse about their bodies

Young ladies who like or comment on the social media pictures of people they deemed to be more attractive than themselves are likely to be left feeling worse about their own appearance, says study.


Social circles pose more risks online than strangers: Microsoft study

The study showed that more than 60 per cent of online risks were sourced from strangers and people whom respondents knew only online. But, 28 per cent of online risks came from family and friends.

China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts

NGOCN, an group that produced popular articles about social issues in China, also had two accounts deleted but pledged in a statement to continue producing content.

Need to keep social media toxic-free: Nirmala Sitharaman

"We should be the pioneers to make that place toxic-free. It should be an engagement forum, but without bitterness, toxicity, negativity," Sitharaman said.

Is social media driving pregnancy phobia?

Tokophobia is a mental condition defined as a severe fear or dread of childbirth. It affects around 14 percent of women and can be serious enough to lead to requests for caesarean sections, and abortions.

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The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.


Film fraternity welcomes Sanju Baba with open arms

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.