UK Internet

How Do You Stay Safe In A World Where A Single Tweet Can Cause A Million Reactions?

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

In conclusion, the internet is so powerful that if badly approached, can ruin an individual's identity and reputation in the glimpse of an eye. With the above tips, however, you'll learn to use the tool more safely to reap more of its benefits and less harm.

You Can't Put A Band-Aid On Smart Home Security

Yossi Atias | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

That's when it hit me: something must be done about the woeful lack of security and privacy we face while using all those connected devices in our homes. Putting a band-aid on every smart home device you own isn't an option. You can't plaster over the vulnerabilities and backdoors that exist in many of the smart connected devices we use at home.

You Can Choose Your Facebook Friends, But Not Your Digital Family

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Emerson

How businesses adapt to serve you and your Digital Family will vary by sector. For example, banks will be looking to cut operating costs by moving their customers to self-serve online or via apps, so it is in their best interest to reassure you about cyber security if you're an Anxious Anderson and they will make it easy for the Analogue Alis.

How The Internet Made Young People Politically Lazy

Sam Flint | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Flint

The internet is perhaps the clearest example of how even the greatest strides in history come with troubling consequences. Steam power would lead to industry and pollution, the Enlightenment to despotism, and the internet, the world's greatest collection of shared information? The bitter twist is that we know as little as we did before.

Apple's Browser Will Stop Those Creepy Shopping Ads From Following You Around The Internet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all been there. You go online to look at potentially buying something and then for the next three days every single website you visit is plast...

Are You Equipped To Deal With The Changing Face Of Bullying?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

In a survey of 2,000 parents of children aged between nine and 16, nearly seven out of 10 (68%) said their top concern on the issue was their children being targeted over their physical appearance, followed by popularity (52%) and sexism (26%).

The Fight Against Radicalisation Is Now An Online Battlefield

Claire Stead | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Young people - who are both most exposed to the online world and the most vulnerable - need to be protected and shielded better than anyone. This education, between what is right and just and true, begins at home and in the school.

What's Next For The World Wide Web?

Jon Lucas | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

As an invention, the web is stunningly successful. Almost half the world's population use it, and far more people now have access to it than those who don't. In little more than a generation, we've seen the first website joined by over four billion others to become one of the most important, widely used information and knowledge tools ever created.

Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

I have a theory that there's going to be a Gen Z backlash to all this influencer heehaw. At one point I hoped Snapchat might be the start of that backlash, but the platform has become so insipid with all its Tastemade rainbow cakes and road trips sponsored by Toyota Scion and other corporate drivel that I think they've lost sight of what made them special.

Can We Trust Our Cars To Drive Us?

Russell Haworth | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

We have been gradually increasing vehicles' autonomy for many years, fuelled by progressing technology and the enthusiasm of customers. Considering the current status quo, the self-driving car is really just one more step down a path we have been journeying for many years.

What Lengths Would You Go To Keep Your Kids Safe Online?

Barbara Brenninkmeijer | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Barbara Brenninkmeijer

Parents and carers instinctively protect children in the real world, and keeping kids safe online is just as important, and with a little preparation and the right solution for you as a family, can become second nature too.

Don't Let WiFi Woes Slow You Down

Rob Wells | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Many people across the UK will have recently invested in a new gadgets be it smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets or game consoles. With video streaming fast becoming one of the main reasons we use the internet, it's no surprise these gadgets are some of the most desired products on the market, and it's likely the UK's love of internet-enabled devices will continue to rise this year.

What Shall I Do If My Child Is Glued To Their Device?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Can you answer this question? Which of the following four activities is most popular with children - watching TV, going online, playing sport or reading books?

St Pancras: Making Connections

Hubert Da Costa | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Hubert Da Costa

I have to travel for business. It's a perk, and sometimes a drawback, of the job. And while I travel, there's nothing more important to me than to stay connected. Connected to work and family, yes, but also connected to 'things'.

Don't Fall Hook, Line And Sinker In A World Of Catfish

Claire Stead | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

We are all human, and as Nev Schulman states, what people ultimately want is to find a connection. Unfortunately however, there are people out there that exploit this fundamental human trait.

The Birth Of A Sleep Paranioac

Kate Belshaw | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Belshaw

Isla. Slept through 7-6 since 9 weeks. Amazing. But weird to the extreme: refuses Big Girl Bed (must be the only 3 year old who ONLY wants a cot), sleeps with half of London Zoo in her bed (sorry cot), has a recurring dream about a 'Big Tyyyger' every night...

First For UK Safer Internet Centre And Everton Football Club

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Susie Hargreaves

Today, the workshops are up and running throughout Everton Football Club's communities. The goal of the project, if I can use that pun, is to educate young men to understand what healthy/appropriate relationships look like and then apply this learning to keeping safe online. Andy, who runs the workshops aided by the Everton Safeguarding Team, is not only an e-safety expert trainer, but also a Football Coach, so he's been able to make an immediate connection with all the young men participating.

How Dropping Out Of High School Turned Into Successful Entrepreneurship

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

So, is the moral of Julian's story to quit your day job and pursue your dreams? No, of course not. It's about realising that if following your dreams is what you truly want to do, you should go for it and never be afraid of the consequences. It's all about believing in yourself (as cliché as this is) and going for it from that point onwards. Some people are always going to be dreamers and some are always going to be do-ers and if being a do-er is what you want to be, you can.

#BeforeTheInternetExisted Is Trending And We Can Totally See Why

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

We know it might seem prehistoric to consider that in our lifetimes we actually lived without the internet – no pug memes, no status updates and cer...

Helping Children Navigate The World Wide Web

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The invention of the internet by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 ushered an era of social media that revolutionised communications and information gathering in the world. With a click of a button or a touch of a screen one can roam around the world and connect with people, all in the palm of their hands

Should All Paedophiles Who Watch Online Child Pornography Be Spared Jail?

Natasha Phillips | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

Until we can assess the level of risk each paedophile caught with child abuse images poses, and find proven ways of preventing paedophiles from accessing child abuse images and assaulting children in the real world, we should think twice before removing what is currently the only barrier we have to protect children from unthinkable harm.

When The Inventor Of The Web Is Urging A Crackdown On Fake News, You Know It's Serious

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK

World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said the impact of fake news is increasingly concerning, as he unveiled plans to tackle “unethical...

TV Is Not Dying, Millennials Aren't Switching Off

Rob Hodgkinson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Rob Hodgkinson

The latest such myth is the death of television. If you have read the tech press even a little over the last decade, you could be forgiven for thinking that the box in the corner of the living room is about to blow up - that booming use of the internet, mobile apps and social services are causing viewers to turn away from TV.

Social Media Is Making Us Ungrateful And Skewing Our Perspective

Momena Ibrahim | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Momena Ibrahim

A recent report by the University of Copenhagen unveiled that excessive use and lurking on social media creates envy and also makes us miserable. But why is this so important?

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think