There has been growing concern about the increasing frequency at which young people online portray mental health problems which they do not have. Searches for “fake tourettes” and “fake DID” have shot up recently due to this trend that has flooded social media
Young people with higher digital skill levels were found to be better at coping with online risk experiences and hence were more successful at avoiding or dealing with feelings of harm that result from these negative experiences, compared with young people who reported lower levels of digital literacy
'From a technological standpoint, considering cyberbullying through the lens of dignity is especially important now, when social media and other platforms are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence (AI)–based tools to address user safety.'
Exploratory analysis of survey data showed that for children in some countries, engaging in social activities online – with friends, parents and teachers – was positively associated with many aspects of well-being. Using social media was associated with a sense of belonging, stronger peer relationships, and confidence.
The UN has invited children, young people, and organizations, to share their work and actions to end violence against children. The map shows contributions received from children and organizations everywhere.
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We are talking here about the rise of data-driven automated technologies – what is often referred to as ‘automated decision-making’, algorithmic and ‘AI’ technologies. These are all systems and software that sit in the background of our everyday lives
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