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Internet

04June

Cyber bullying

Written by Fiona Saul Posted in Internet

Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying.....what is it?

Cyber bullying is when people use the internet to send nasty and upsetting messages to others.

It can also be done by people using mobile phones, by sending messages and making nasty phone calls.

27May

How Social Networking Can Impact Your Job Search

Written by Carl Malkin Posted in Internet

How Social Networking Can Impact Your Job Search

Most young people nowadays are on at least one if not many social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Can having these pages impact on your job search whether it is for the better or worse?

05December

Wanting to Be Famous

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Internet, General Advice

Wanting to Be Famous

We are now hearing about the full extent of horrific sexual abuse of children committed by Ian Watkins, former front-man of Alternative Welsh rock band the Lostprophets. Watkins was admired and celebrated by his fans, many of them young underage girls, and it has emerged how he exploited his celebrity status for his own sexual gratification.

This has got me thinking about the harm celebrity worship can bring. We follow their every move on Twitter and Instagram, and we read endless stories about their love lives or look at pictures of them being papped at the supermarket looking hungover or wearing no make-up.

28August

Would Your Tweets, Facebook or Forum Posts Stop You Getting A Job?

Written by Natalie Arculli Posted in Internet, Careers

Would Your Tweets, Facebook or Forum Posts Stop You Getting A Job?

Facebook is the most popular social media site on the Internet; it has over 1 billion users. It is a place to stay connected with friends, family and brands. Users can also play games, chat and share pretty much anything they want, with who ever they want. However, the trouble with Facebook is that it is easily accessible, so nearly anyone can look at your activity if they so desired, therefore it is important to check your privacy settings in order to control who can see what.

04July

Staying Safe Online: What to do and What not to do

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Internet

Staying Safe Online: What to do and What not to do

When using the internet, it is important that you know how to stay safe and can protect yourself online. You might think that Facebook and Twitter is all one big popularity contest, where you need to have as many ‘friends’ or followers as possible, but chatting to people you don’t know or giving too much information about yourself online can have serious repercussions.

Following these simple rules can help you stay safe online and limit your chances of becoming a victim of crime.

11April

The rise of the Millennial: Why you shouldn't panic

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Internet

The rise of the Millennial: Why you shouldn't panic

With the world in financial meltdown, it is easy to think that getting a job in the future will be extremely difficult. But our generation has just as much reason to be optimistic about the future as anyone else. We are millennials, a term used to describe young people who were born between 1980 and 2000 and brought up in the Digital Age.

14March

Don't be a Twitter twit: Social media etiquette

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Internet, Careers

Don't be a Twitter twit: Social media etiquette

Social media is a great way to keep up with distant friends, share photos and articles with people and interact with others. It has been influential in revolutions in the Middle East, has brought a new dimension to media and keeping up to date with current events, and is increasingly being used to find jobs. However, people still make the mistake of forgetting that the internet is a public space and have landed themselves in hot water as a result.