UK Internet

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

Google's Home Speaker Found To Be Reading False Story As Fact

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

While Facebook, Twitter and Reddit have seen accusations of promoting fake news leveled at them for some time now, for the most part, Google has manag...

A 'Low-Level' Image Is Still A Child Whose Abuse And Suffering Goes On

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Susie Hargreaves

IWF CEO busts top five myths of child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet. The recent comments by Chief Constable Simon Bailey appear to h...

This Incredible Braille Smartwatch Lets People Feel Text Messages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

Nearly 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee suggested that the power of the web was in its universality. “Access by everyone regardless of disability is an...

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

YouTube Is Finally Killing One Of Its Most Annoying Advert Features

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who has ever desperately searched for the “Skip ad” button on a YouTube video only to realise that you’re actually going to have to e...

Master Ledger 2077: A Blockchain Blockbuster

Simon Chan | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Chan

Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?

The Will Of The People? In Defence Of Democracy

Michael Abberton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

How do we respect the will of the people when the people have no say, no control, and the very tools of democracy are being perverted and used against...

The New Age Mother

Diana Nortey | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

We have the communities that we can physically go to and sit down with other mothers, or there are online communities that with a couple of taps of a button you can post your question or concern and within minutes you get so many replies and useful advice.

Daily Mail Takes No Prisoners In Its Response To Wikipedia Calling It Unreliable

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has attacked Wikipedia after the site banned the tabloid as a source for its entries, saying it was unreliable. The notoriously inaccur...

As VR And Other New Media Grow, The Internet Will Feel The Strain

Dr James 'Bo' Begole | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr James 'Bo' Begole

From gaming to multi-camera systems for recording 360-degree views, consumers want existing technology pushed beyond its current capabilities to create ever more immersive VR experiences. Can the Internet cope with the next phase of content - including ultra-high definition video and VR?

The Internet Is Now A Big Part Of Children's Lives - But We Need To Help Them Use It Responsibly

Anne Longfield | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK
Anne Longfield

Growing Up Digital recommends that digital citizenship should be taught from the age of four to fourteen with a voluntary extension for older children, which would show the way to get the best out of the internet.

Respect Not Hate - Online Or Offline

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, for if we don't we are already reaching an impasse that threatens to plunge us deeper into the dark vaults of internet and with that into greater destruction, something we absolutely must look now.

Safer Internet Day: Parents Urged To Think About Online Safety As Soon As Kids Start Using Tech

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to think about their children’s online safety from the very moment they start using a tablet or mobile phone. To mark Safer ...

The Power Of The Internet

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When media changes, the world changes. We live in a world where the Pope and the President are on Twitter and Rabbis communicate on Facebook. We live today in a time, which some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A period which is distinct in the speed, scale and force at which it transforms production, distribution and consumption.

Why The Internet Is The Most Empowering Tool Yet

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Hence, when next you are surrounded by facts and analysis on how the internet is decreasing the human attention span and degrading our sense organs, take a step back and imagine what the world would really be like without internet access.