After Maryland, Seattle, and Texas, New York is now taking a step against social media and its negative impacts of social media on children. Alarmed by rising cases of anxiety, depression, and self-harm among the youngest, state officials are zeroing in on popular platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and X (FKA Twitter).
Police forces in India recently warned people to keep their kids’ privacy on social media. They launched a campaign with AI-generated photos, warning parents against “sharenting,” that is, sharing photos of their children online.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently sparked both outrage and concern after posting a Fourth of July family photo on Instagram. The photo shows him with his wife Priscilla Chan, and their three young daughters. What’s so weird about it, you may ask? Well, even Mark covers his children’s faces on his own platform that “cares for children’s safety.” Does this mean you should be concerned? Maybe start obscuring your kids’ faces too?
If you’ve ever wondered if you could change the world with your photography, let me tell you straight away – yes, you can. You can help others, make their lives easier, and consequently make this world a better place to live, even for just one person.
In case you’d like to use your photography for a cause, Karen Alsop’s “Christmas Wish” project is just the inspiration you need. She and her team have made holidays happier for sick children for years now. What started as an Australia-only project has spread worldwide, and it keeps growing every year. And just like before, Karen was kind enough to share more about the project with DIYP, as well as plenty of amazing photos she and her team took and edited.
Australian photographer Karen Alsop and her team have used photography for years to bring a smile back to the faces of sick children. They’re well-known for the heartwarming project Christmas Wish, and they managed to pull it off this year despite the pandemic and lockdowns.
I believe most of us need some extra magic during holidays. And Christmas is extra-challenging for families that have very sick children in hospital. So, Karen teamed up with a bunch of lovely volunteers again to bring joy and hope to these families through powerful and stunning artworks.
Facebook and Instagram have been in the center of attention for a while now, and one of the reasons is “Instagram for kids.” After the company’s private information leaked (and eventually got published), the controversial app has been suspended, at least for a while. Instagram is now introducing some new features that will not prompt teens to use the app, but rather to take a break from it.
Just as announced, Facebook has published its controversial study about Instagram’s impact on the mental health of teenagers. The company revealed the slides that had previously leaked, but also the rest of the report that had been intended for Facebook’s eyes only.
According to a recently leaked internal report, Facebook is well aware of how bad Instagram’s influence on teenagers is. The report caused quite a stir, so the company will soon be forced to publish its findings.