Article by BBC's Paul Mason, whose investigations for Newsnight led to the arrest of a man suspected of being a troll. Read the article
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New research shows that teens and young adults are frequently using social networking sites and mobile technology to express suicidal thoughts and intentions as well as to reach out for help. More.
'The popular social networking site Twitter is facing a major backlash over claims it is failing to deal with threats of sexual abuse made on its site.
A host of MPs and other leading public figures have threatened a boycott after a feminist campaigner highlighted numerous threats of rape and other violent acts being sent to her on Twitter.' Read the full account here.
Fleetstreet Fox offers a thoughtful insight into appropriate standards of decency and respect online.
The EU Kids Online network has been funded by the EC Safer Internet Programme in three successive phases of work from 2006-14 to enhance knowledge of children's and parents' experiences and practices regarding risky and safer use of the internet and new online technologies.
As a major part of its activities, EU Kids Online conducted a face-to-face, in home survey during 2010 of 25,000 9-16 year old internet users and their parents in 25 countries, using a stratified random sample and self-completion methods for sensitive questions. Now including researchers and stakeholders from 33 countries in Europe and beyond, the network continues to analyse and update the evidence base to inform policy.
A PDF of the report is available here
'Drones have a lot of uses, but spreading peace and distributing drugs are typically not among them. Imagine then, if all of a sudden an unmanned flying vehicle appeared above your head, its goofy clown face smiling down at you as it unloads a cloud of Oxycontin. You'd feel pretty confused, right? You'd also probably feel very very good, which is the whole point behind Axel Brechensbuaer's Peace Drone, a conceptual machine that the industrial designer created as an anti-violence alternative to predator drones. "This is an art object that strives to underline the insanity of killing," Brechensbuaer explains, "and to raise questions about the morality of using deadly force without trial."' More