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Footage of the assault received over six million views after the victim posted the incident on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.Read the full story ›
Children as young as seven have been caught sexting by their teachers, a study by the teaching union NASUWT found.Read the full story ›
Researchers found young people who were active online were better able to make friendships in person.Read the full story ›
A 12-year-old girl in Fairfax, Virginia is facing criminal charges for threatening her school after posting emoji icons on social media.Read the full story ›
The new tool was launched with the help of charity Samaritans to offer support to struggling users.Read the full story ›
Domestic abusers who control their victims using social media or spy on them online could face up to five years behind bars from Tuesday.Read the full story ›
A video that calls on people to switch off their mobile phones and reduce their use of social media has gone viral. The five-minute film, called ‘Look Up’ was posted on YouTube on April 25 and already has more than 22 million views.
The film was created by Gary Turk who called it “a spoken word film for an online generation”. It aims to show how overusing phones and social media are having a negative effect on personal relationships.
A 17-year-old girl has been arrested and released on bail following the posting of a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook about the death of a schoolboy.
Police said the arrest was part of an investigation into a post relating to the sudden death of a 15-year-old boy in Swansea on Thursday.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller is to challenge social media companies "pro-actively" police their sites and remove offensive and dangerous posts, the Daily Mail reports.
It follows the death of 15-year-old Tallulah Wilson who threw herself in front of a train in 2012 after sharing self-harm images with her 18,000 followers on the Tumblr social network.
The Culture Secretary will unveil a new measure at this week's Cabinet meeting, the report says, and plans to confront internet companies at a conference in the next few weeks.