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Is social media causing childhood depression?

Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up in A&E. “The first thought was to put him on anti-depressants but I chatted to him and it sounded like his use of social media was having a negative impact on his health.” So Dr Chatterjee suggested a simple solution – the teenager should attempt to wean himself off…

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Manchester City merge men's and women's social media channels as part of new campaign

Manchester City have announced their determination to banish negative perceptions of women’s football. A new ‘Same City, Same Passion’ campaign has seen City merge their men’s and women’s social media channels, saying the push is “focused on promoting women’s football by demonstrating that the same skills, same excitement and same passion exist wherever a ball is kicked”. City’s women’s team were relaunched four years ago this week, going on to become Women’s Super League champions in 2016. Nick Cushing’s team, which includes the likes of England stars Steph Houghton, Jill…

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Candidates for England women manager's job 'nervous' about media

Media playback is not supported on this device Candidates for the England women manager’s job were “unwilling” to take the role because they were “nervous of the scrutiny” they thought would come with it, says Baroness Campbell. The FA’s director of women’s football also defended the appointment of Phil Neville, who was named on Tuesday as successor to Mark Sampson. Sampson was sacked for “inappropriate” behaviour in a previous role. Campbell said candidates in a “massive global search” saw the job as “a risk”. “Having seen the way Mark’s departure…

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Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said he does not want his nephew to be on a social network. His comments come as a survey suggests the wider British public is becoming increasingly distrustful of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The platforms have all acknowledged problems in recent days. One expert suggested technology companies should face tougher regulations despite their efforts to resist the prospect. Age limits At a coding-related event at Harlow college, in Essex, Mr Cook told a Guardian reporter: “I don’t have a kid, but I have a…

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Only one in four trust social media, says survey

Only one in four Britons trusts social media and users would like to see tighter regulation, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. Its survey found two-thirds of Britons believe platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to prevent illegal and unethical behaviour, including cyber-bullying and extremism. But faith in traditional journalism rose sharply in the last year. Edelman said it was time social media companies sat up and listened. “The public want action on key issues related to online protection, and to see their concerns addressed…

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The Shindigger: ‘Fire and Fury’ Is Feted by the Media Elite Trump Excoriates

Advertisement The coincidence was rich. As President Trump was bumpily rolling out his Fake News Awards on Wednesday night, many of Manhattan’s media elite were gathering to toast Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury,” the best-selling book about the administration. Earlier in the day, Politico had declared the party, held at the Upper West Side apartment of Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt, a “HOT TICKET” — and Twitter’s “verified” users were abuzz. So I hopped in a cab and headed uptown. “Yeah, I’m here for…

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