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Snapchat for snapping up drugs: is social media becoming the perfect platform for buying drugs?

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Recent research by Royal Holloway suggests social media apps are increasingly likely to be used by young people to buy illegal drugs – Why do people use apps to source...

Overcoming the glorification of self-harm

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A recent YouGov study found that anxiety amongst young people is on the rise in the social media age. 18% of 16-25 year olds believed that life wasn’t worth living, with other...

In a world dominated by social media, how has our experience of mental health changed?

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A recent study by the Prince’s Trust – a charity that enables youth into education, work and training – says that 18% of the 2,162 people surveyed disagreed with the...

Azealia Banks: Troll or truly talented?

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Is Azealia Banks worthy of attention, just an attention seeker, and does it even matter? News Editor Molly Greeves investigates....

Antisocial media: Is Instagram’s pledge to remove graphic images of self-harm enough for vulnerable young people?

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In the wake of the suicide of British teenager Molly Russell, Instagram has promised to ban graphic self-harm images from the social media platform. As a recovered self-harmer,...

A social media detox?

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Research shows that having a social media detox has an advantage on your well being. How true is that? Amy finds out for us. ...

Is equality a battle of the sexes?

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Aastha Malik assesses how the #HimToo movement undermines #MeToo survivors...

Newcastle burglars could profit from “risky” social media posting

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Newcastle students moving into halls or student houses for the first time should be aware of the fact that “risky” social media posting greatly increases the chance of being...

Digital afterlife industry should be regulated

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Study says digital remains should be treated with same respect as physical remains, writes Chris Little....

The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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Theo Turvill investigates the digital data scandal that has rocked politics....