Media Smart tackles social media pressures

The more time that teenage girls spend on Instagram, the greater their likelihood of having eating disorder thoughts and behaviours. Flinders University researchers have found that […]

Social media exploitation erodes trust

Social media platforms in Australia are vulnerable to exploitation by foreign actors for commercial, political, and strategic reasons, according to new analysis. A review published in […]

Reading patterns in Facebook threads

How can you best navigate a relatively new form of conversation, where the speaker’s eyes or facial expressions are never seen, and replies can come either […]

From cause to cure? Social media for wellbeing

Doctors could consider “social prescribing” to support mental wellbeing, suggest leading psychiatry researchers in Australia and the US. In a hyperconnected world at work and home, depression […]

The study found that the chance of Year 7 bullies becoming victims in high school is 54.9%. Stock photo posed by models. Photo:iStock.

PEACE Pack takes on cyberbullies and trolls

A new manual focusing on cyberbullying and social networking hazards has been added to Flinders University’s internationally acclaimed PEACE Pack. The comprehensive new 40-page booklet with […]