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Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news
On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and...
Learning can’t prosper in a broken society
Learning can’t prosper in a broken society
Various studies in the sociological aspects of education have for some time advanced pertinent, yet often neglected, theoretical positions that may...
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Sticks and stones and smartphones
Technology is ubiquitous in the 21st century. Children as young as eight have access to smartphones and 18-month-olds are using iPads.
Snap of shame: The rough road to stamping out ‘revenge porn’
Snap of shame: The rough road to stamping out ‘revenge porn’
When lecherous strangers began knocking on her front door expecting sex, Greta Potgieter knew who was to blame. What she did not know was how...
Alarming jump in cyberbullying at Gauteng schools
Alarming jump in cyberbullying at Gauteng schools
Cyber bullying has tripled in two years in Gauteng province’s high schools in South Africa, according to a study released this month by the...
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Nelson Mandela once said: “I cannot forget but I can forgive.” Thus he laid the foundation for the birth of democracy in South Africa. But for...
Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women
Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women
Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against them, but large social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter...
There is a way to weed out bullying
There is a way to weed out bullying
‘The bullying started at the end of my grade six year. They began calling me names and making nasty comments about me. I felt bad. They never hit...
Online risks for children are balanced by opportunities
Online risks for children are balanced by opportunities
For many parents, young people’s enthusiastic use of technologies such as cellphones and the internet is a worry. South African youth, even those...
Raise wiser children, not taller fences
Raise wiser children, not taller fences
It is not unusual – and it is becoming more and more common – to have in front of me the tear-streaked face of a child who has compromised...
Cyberbullying is linked to domestic violence
Cyberbullying is linked to domestic violence
Online trolling against women is linked to domestic violence and abuse, experts in the UK have warned, and should not be dismissed as “obnoxious but harmless” behaviour....

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