Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

The 10 Best Children’s Apps on iPad and iPhone

Whoever said that technology isn’t capable of creating moments rich in fun, growth, interaction, and even connection between parents and their children? Certainly, traditional games such as dolls for girls and soldiers for boys retain their appeal and value. Yet in the age of internet, multimedia technology can be helpful for the imagination as well.…
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Did you make any digital resolutions?

It’s nearing the end of March, so you’ve probably perused your fair share of articles on New Year’s resolutions. But what about digital resolutions? In a society where this is such a big focus, did you stop to consider your digital habits? All I’m saying is that it deserves a moment, as I took when…
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Sexting and teenagers: 40% send messages of sexual nature

More than 40% of Italian youth between the ages of 12 to 17, send or receive, through the internet, messages, images or videos, with explicit sexual reference unbeknownst to their parents. Save the Children recently published a report drafted by the agency IPSOS in view of Safer Internet Day Study 2015 edition. Their objective was…
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#tengotunúmero: A Spanish Campaign on the Risks of WhatsApp

The Spanish organization Alia 2 was founded to defend the rights of minors on the Internet and to promote its safe and responsible use. Alia 2 recently launched a savvy social media campaign #tengotunúmero [# I have your number]. The goal is to raise awareness among parents about their children’s social networks, and particularly WhatsApp.…
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“Safe Spaces” and Freedom of Expression

Is the right to freedom of speech severely threatened in the United States, homeland by definition to such freedom of expression? The results of a 2015 study conducted by the Pew Research Center seem to affirm so. The new generations, however, do not seem to have a good eye for critical speech and harsh debate,…
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Minors & Internet: Education Needed

Mothers and fathers worrry more and more for the many hours their children spend on the Internet . A parent of two claimed to have experienced anxiety over the possibility of her children encountering inappropriate or sexually explicit content while surfing the Web. The data is seen in a recent study conducted by the Kasperky…
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Introducing I Need, the app helping the needy

With the seemingly endless array of apps avaliable nowdays, it is difficult to know how to find quality options which are both useful and able to meet our daily needs. Afterall, who hasn't downloaded an app – perhaps enticed by slick presentation, only to be left disappointed? Their similarity also doesn't help either. With many…
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The 7 deadly sins of social networks

Let me tell you a little anecdote, one perhaps not known to many. A few years ago, the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, explained his theory on the success of social networks: “Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.”…
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