Catchy headline, famous, powerful people, popular themes, sensational story – excited to read further? Cashing in on exactly this interest from readers to read and want to share a story, a lot of anonymously-hosted websites have emerged around the world. Fake news websites, as they have come to be known, are spreading more than rumours and misleading people and press. Facebook announced stricter measures this August, to identify a fake news to control its sharing and spread through social media. It has created a software algorithm to ﬂag stories that may be suspicious and send them to fact checkers.
Technology Use Guidelines for children and youth
Developed by Cris Rowan paediatric occupational therapist and author of Virtual Child, Dr. Andrew Doan neuroscientist and author of Hooked on Games and Dr. Hilarie Cash, Director of reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Program and author of Video Games and Your Kids, with contribution from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Cyber bullying, particularly in children, is making headlines all over the world.
While netizens recently witnessed cyber bulling of the new kid in the White
House, the disturbing trend made headlines elsewhere too. Here are a few;
We live in a busy, happening world in which News 24X7 is a norm, whether they matter to us or not. In this section, we reflect on 3 news pieces on money, mind and media, from last quarter that are of relevance to parents .
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