How Digital Literacy Sets You Up for Success and Ways to Improve It

Understanding your way around technology improves your chances in life. Digital literacy doesn’t mean reading a book online. The only difference between reading a physical book and reading online is a page versus a screen. There’s little learning in that because anyone can do it. Digital literacy means much more…

Cyberstalking: Examples, Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online

Stalking in any form is insidious and menacing. However, cyberstalking takes this kind of threatening behaviour to frightening new levels. The internet has evolved to become the place in which we communicate effectively and quickly. For the vast majority of us, it is a safe and pleasant place to inhibit.…

Online Disinhibition Effect Explains Why Some People Become Jerks Online

Trolling others is a common refrain for people online. Indeed, this behavior has become so common that it is now intensively studied by psychologists. Psychologists call this behavior the ‘online disinhibition effect’. But what is it that makes people behave this way? Who are internet trolls? Are some people more…

How Internet Communication Is Changing Our Perceptions of Life

Who doesn’t use the internet as a means of communication these days? But have you ever wondered about the effect it has on how we perceive life? Internet communication has risen drastically over the last couple of decades. More of us own mobile phones, computers and laptops. Social media sites…

4 Unexpected Effects of Video Games That May Surprise You

It’s easy to make assumptions about the effects of video games. I mean, it makes sense to think that violent video games lead to higher rates of violence in real life. The reality, however, could be much simpler. For example, maybe aggressive people are simply drawn to violent video games?…

Facebook Depression: 5 Ways Facebook Could Be Secretly Making You Feel Bad

Since social media became more popular among people, there have been studies looking into any potential side effects of long-term use. Is there a link between depression and using Facebook? There are a lot of differing opinions on what social media can do to someone. This is becoming particularly evident…

How to Protect Your Identity from Thieves and Corporations on the Internet

The Internet equals convenience. That said, it has many dangers, so it's necessary to know how to protect your identity in the online world. Identity thieves are becoming more sophisticated every day. They have many ways to use the information that you have stored online to access your bank accounts.…