If there was one simple thing which could be done in schools to improve young people’s social skills, reduce bullying and mental health problems and, above all, to improve exam performance you would expect schools to embrace it, right?
An animal charity has pleaded for people to stop inundating its helpline with poorly-informed requests after seeing posts on social media.
Police have arrested and charged two individuals in relation to the theft of CCTV cameras. The incident, involving two men aged 26 and 40, happened last Thursday in the Devanha Gardens area of Aberdeen. Both men are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
Political candidates during the General Election campaign have received an estimated four times the amount of online abuse than in the 2017 campaign, according to research.
Around a third of people who have made purchases through social media websites claim to have been scammed at some point.
James Corden’s announcement of the return of Gavin And Stacey for a Christmas special has been named among the most retweeted Tweets of the year in the UK.
Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “nonsense” the controversy surrounding the source of leaked documents used by Labour as proof the Tories are planning to sell the NHS.
Tesla’s new electric pickup truck has inspired unlikely art in the form of a mashed potato sculpture.
Labour and some of its high-profile supporters did more to push people to register to vote than any other party, social media statistics show.
A new self-deprecating meme has people sharing just how useless they would be in a time of crisis.
Hillary Clinton has criticised the “heavily misogynistic” atmosphere online which has seen female parliamentary candidates announce they are not standing in the General Election.
Hillary Clinton has said the idea of perfection that is often portrayed on social media is “insidious” and undermines the confidence of young women.
Dua Lipa has said that social media “can be a breeding ground for hate and anxiety” as she discussed coming away from it for a while.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader’s twitter page has mysteriously vanished - just a day after being selected as the Conservative candidate to replace Ross Thomson in Aberdeen South.
Facebook has revealed steady revenue and user growth in its latest financial results amid ongoing controversies around the social network.
Halloween party-goers have this year picked creative memes and internet jokes to draw inspiration from for their costumes.
Lady Gaga has been criticised online by Amanda Knox for a tweet comparing fame to “prison”.
A mum says that seeing "unrealistic" examples of motherhood on social media made her feel like a bad parent.
A north-east Lib Dem has been dumped by the party after he called for Boris Johnson to be chopped up and “burned at the stake”.
Facebook has confirmed that hundreds of millions of user phone numbers were left in an unprotected server, which reportedly included several million British details.
Iain Maciver: You may as well just click ‘like’ on organised crime and drug dealing as fall for obvious social media scams
There are online and telephone scams being attempted everywhere all the time.
Stephen Fry has backed a junior doctor’s petition calling for the NHS to be kept out of any future trade deal with the United States.
Piers Morgan has reignited a long-standing feud with rival presenter Dan Walker after Walker posted a digitally-aged selfie to Twitter.
Car enthusiasts have defended a “social meet-up” after being accused of being “boy racers” who caused early-morning mayhem in a city suburb.
Children as young as two are using social media, research from charity Barnardo’s has suggested.
Skye’s popularity has gone viral after the island was revealed as one of the most popular hashtags on social media site Instagram.
A Spice Girls fan has listed the original Union Jack bus from the 1997 film Spice World on Airbnb for two overnight stays.
Social media companies have agreed to help fund a new initiative to tackle self-harm content on their sites, following a summit in London, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
Social media giants have pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Samaritans charity in a bid to rid the internet of self-harm videos and other damaging material, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.
Rahul Mandal, the winner of the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO), thanked his colleagues for their friendship as he posted an Easter cake photo on Instagram.
Police in Merseyside and the north-east are working with increasing sophistication to tackle the depredations of organised criminal gangs.
Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson has said she is doing her latest project, a documentary for the BBC exploring body image and mental health, because she “wants to make a change and a difference to other people’s lives”.