LOTS of parents are social media addicts (even if we're not really aware of it), so it's no surprise that children fancy having their own accounts. And while many mums and dads will blanket ban Instagram until teenage years commence, others adopt a watchful eye and encourage younger kids to use it. So, who's got it right? "The best age is when a child is able to recognise the real risks involved with having such an account, and where they could be made vulnerable to exploitation," says child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Fivos Cacoullis. "I would say somewhere around the age of 13 for most children." Mum, writer and artist Vickie Neave agrees: "In an ideal world, I would love to say 14, but the pressure is intense. They [my kids] ask daily. It seems like hourly. It's not a case of giving in, but once you feel they are ready." She suggests that at around 13, kids could have an account that parents can see and monitor. So, "they have to show us the photo they want to post and the … [Read more...] about At what age is it appropriate for children to have their own social media account?
Negative sides of social media
Belfast woman has seen negative impact of social media on the young BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Belfast woman recovering from self-harm and an eating disorder has said social media is a double-edged sword. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-woman-has-seen-negative-impact-of-social-media-on-the-young-37782616.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37782614.ece/fed6e/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-05_new_47753976_I1.JPG Email A Belfast woman recovering from self-harm and an eating disorder has said social media is a double-edged sword. Lucy Grainger (21) admitted that while social media helped her to find a support network in her recovery, she has to be careful about its negative side, such as bullying and the feelings of anxiety it can cause. Lucy witnessed her father die from a heart attack when she was three and, after trauma in her childhood, she developed bulimia and started self-harming. By the age of 13 she had attempted … [Read more...] about Belfast woman has seen negative impact of social media on the young
As the negative impact of social media on our brains–and our democracy–continues to emerge, it’s a question many people are reckoning with: Should I delete my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? For many creatives, including independent artists and freelancers, it’s complicated by the fact that business today is often done on social platforms. “I feel like I need to be on social media to know what’s going on in the world, to stay close with my friends, for professional reasons, and simply to stay relevant,” as one anonymous writer put it in the advice section of The Creative Independent, the online resource for creative people. So, should you delete your social media? The Creative Independent posed the question to artists, producers, and writers, whose responses ran the gamut from “abso-fucking-lutely” to advice on how to modulating your online life and creative practice. Take a month off The artist Taeyoon Choi suggests taking a … [Read more...] about Social media can ruin your creativity. Don’t let it
By Douglas Busvine FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and its supporters were far more active and adept than mainstream parties in promoting their agenda on social media in the run-up to last year's election success, a report published on Thursday shows. The nationalist, anti-immigration party won seats in the national parliament for the first time in September, with 12.6 percent of the vote, after generating more engagement for its message on Twitter <TWTR.N> and Facebook <FB.O> than its opponents. Half of the retweeted messages during the campaign were about the AfD, and its Facebook posts were shared five times more than those of any other party, according to the biggest study yet of online activity ahead of the Sept. 2017 election https://www.ub.tum.de/tumuniversitypress/titel/social-media-report-2017-german-federal-elections. Now, as regional elections loom this autumn in Bavaria and Hesse, the party is gaining further traction with … [Read more...] about German far right far ahead in use of social media
Millennials and, in fact, all demographics like brands that are fun and approachable. Andrew Broadbent Published 1:30 pm CDT, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Photo: Netflix Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Netflix 5 Lessons Netflix Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Social Media Marketing 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Netflix didn't become the most popular streaming video subscription service by accident. Clearly, it hired smart people to run its analytics, content strategy and customer-experience initiatives to grow its subscription base, all the while reducing churn and cancellations. Related: Netflix's Company Culture Scares Off Some Potential Hires -- and That's a Good Thing This media services provider has also mastered the use of social media to gain attention for its shows … [Read more...] about 5 Lessons Netflix Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Social Media Marketing