by Cris Rowan
December 2017

Parents, teachers and therapists should help society "wake up" and see the devastating effects technology is having not only on our child's physical, psychological and behavioral health, but also on their ability to learn and sustain personal and family relationships.

by Judith Bergman
September 30, 2018

The European Union seems fixated, at least for the internet, on killing free speech. And social media giants - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft, Google+ and Instagram - act as voluntary censors on behalf of the EU.

by Abigail Gilbert
July 11, 2018

In the surge of media attention surrounding the Gaza riots earlier this year, one theme was prevalent: a virulent attack on the State of Israel and her right to defend her sovereign borders. The attack came with one of the most incisive weapons in the war for public opinion - the media.

by Nhlanhla Ngwenya
April 26, 2018

From South Africa to the DRC and Angola to Mozambique, freedom of expression is under severe strain as those who wield power resort to all manner of tricks to stifle swelling criticism of their failed policies and citizens’ demand for servant leadership and accountable.

by wikiHow

Computer addiction has been described as being just as powerful as a drug addiction and your child’s excessive computer usage could lead to more serious problems down the road. Help your child overcome their own computer addiction by placing limits on their computer use, talking to them, and helping them find alternative activities.

by Dr. Brent Conrad

No one will display all of these signs of video game addiction. But obviously, a greater number of signs, more frequent occurrences, and more intense presentations would be more indicative of problematic video game habits.

by Michael Snyder
June 11, 2018

The war on "fake news" is about to go to an entirely new level. According to media reports, Facebook has been seeking to hire "news credibility specialists" that will be tasked with "evaluating" which news publishers are "credible" and which are not.

by Simon Plosker
May 17, 2018

Where is the outrage that Hamas kept urging Palestinians to move toward the fence, having been amply forewarned by Israel of the mortal risk? Or that protest organizers encouraged women to lead the charges on the fence or that Palestinian children as young as 7 were dispatched to try to breach the fence or that the protests ended after Israel warned Hamas’s leaders, whose preferred hide-outs include Gaza’s hospital, that their own lives were at risk.

by Hunter Stuart
June 22, 2017

In an exclusive article for HonestReporting, foreign journalist Hunter Stuart recounts how he was exposed to the realities of reporting from Israel and found that his pro-Palestinian views were dramatically changed as a result.

by JNS.org
May 7, 2018

For years, YouTube has been taking down videos that translate and expose anti-Semitism and punishing those who post them. Perhaps the most notable victim of this censorship is MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute.

by Rob Price
December 15, 2017

A former Facebook exec recently said social networks are "destroying how society works."

by Michael Snyder
November 23, 2017

If someone secretly installed software on your computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would you be alarmed? Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet.

by Focus on the Family

Teenagers and need to know is that sexting is potentially illegal. Photos of this nature are considered pornographic.

by Brandon Showalter
July 25, 2017

Social media and online gaming are unfulfilling substitutes for human relationships. The power, identity, and even friendships that social media and technology provide distorts our perception of reality and contributes to the rising rates of mental health breakdown.

by Amnesty International

Turkey has earned an accolade which holds no glory: according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, it is the biggest jailer of journalists in the world.

by Nicky Hosek

With Facebook constantly updating their privacy policies, you can’t simply hit delete and expect to disappear from the face of social media. Deactivating your account is straightforward, but this doesn’t mean it has been deleted.

by Pesach Benson
April 4, 2016

If truth is to prevail, we must be more discerning news consumers, otherwise, we become passive objects of someone else’s agenda.

June 2, 2016
by  Alex Newman

The world's biggest technology companies joined with the European Union to censor the Internet, announcing this week an online “Code of Conduct” that will be used to remove and prosecute “illegal” speech, while promoting government propaganda. Everything from the Christian Bible and the Islamic Koran to criticism of Islam or concerns about uncontrolled immigration could fall under the vague new censorship rules.

by Decision Making Confidence

Have you ever considered exactly how the media influence our decisions? Television, radio, the Internet, cinema and advertising is easily accessible to many of the people on the planet. This means that the people controlling these things have access to billions of people. They can quickly and easily get their messages out to the masses.

by Alice G. Walton
April 8, 2015

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology finds that not only do Facebook and depressive symptoms go hand-in-hand, but the mediating factor seems to be a well-established psychological phenomenon: “Social comparison.”

by GuardChild

When a child goes online, they immediately have access to the world and the world has access them. Think about the possibilities and dangers of what’s available to kids when they open a browser, or visit a chat room? Imagine the impact on a child when they go online unsupervised.

by Monica Kim
February 18, 2015

If virtual reality becomes a part of people’s day-to-day lives, more and more people may prefer to spend a majority of their time in virtual spaces. As the futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted, “By the 2030s, virtual reality will be totally realistic and compelling and we will spend most of our time in virtual environments. But the idea of a life lived online, or outside of regular society, is largely seen as dangerous and unhealthy.

by Sandy Fitzgerald  
February 17, 2016

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough and other conservative voices railed Wednesday morning over Apple's opposition to a court ruling that would help the FBI crack the San Bernardino terrorists' iPhone passcode voluntarily, saying the company is jeopardizing the nation's security to protect the rights of two dead killers.

by Jon Taylor
June 19, 2015

The possibility of inappropriate, anonymous interaction is now available not just on websites but on smartphone and tablet applications. Internet availability, accessibility and anonymity is now greater than ever, added to the advances in technological interaction, connectivity, portability, and device opportunity has meant that understanding the link between risk, danger and harm is more important than ever.

by Donna Rice Hughes
Spring 2014

Technology is revolutionizing our lives and providing access to a wide range of valuable services.  The Internet has become a powerful educational and communications tool placing vast new worlds of knowledge in the palm of our hand.  Today’s youth have fully integrated the Internet into their daily lives using technology as a powerful platform for education, communication, interaction, exploration and self-expression.

by U.S. Attorney’s Office
February 05, 2015

ULBRICHT created Silk Road in approximately January 2011, and owned and operated the underground website until it was shut down by law enforcement authorities in October 2013. Silk Road emerged as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet, serving as a sprawling black-market bazaar where unlawful goods and services, including illegal drugs of virtually all varieties, were bought and sold regularly by the site’s users.

by Robert Spence
January 16, 2015

Twelve cartoonists are dead in Paris for violating Islam’s blasphemy law and four Jews are dead.  Muslims have recently attacked and killed police officers in New York City, Canada, and France. And Thursday, Muslims fired on police who were raiding their terror operations.  Europe is under siege. As is the free world. This submission heralds the death of free society.

by G. Murphy Donovan
January 12, 2015

Muslim sensitivities everywhere are now more important than truth or justice anywhere. Fear is the dominant ethic of modern journalism.

by Errol Naidoo

Bias in the media must be one of the greatest challenges facing contemporary Christianity. The media’s powerful influence on society is the single greatest threat against Biblical values. Christians, above all others, should be acutely aware of the power of the written and spoken word.

by Christian Assemblies International

The Bible tells you to train your children. Through constant training children will learn to discern between good and evil. Parents cannot be with their children all the time to control what they watch or do. Children, whether alone or with friends, have to learn to stand up and say NO to things they know their parents would not agree with. This attitude can only be developed in children by thoroughly training and disciplining them according to the Bible.

by bafree

The negative influences of media are vast. It affects the physical self, the emotions, the psychological aspect, and even the spiritual stand of many people.

by Israel H. Asper

I make the charge that much of the world media who are covering the Arab-Israeli conflict have abandoned the fundamental precepts of honest reporting. They have been taken captive by their own biases, or victimized by their own ignorance. They have adopted Palestinian propaganda as the context for their stories. Thus dishonest reporting has made truth a casualty of the war, causing grievous damage to both Israel and the integrity of the journalistic profession.

by rt.com
March 12, 2014

More previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.  The files bring to light a number of previously unreported programs undertaken by the secretive US spy agency, including operations that have given the NSA the potential to infect millions of computers around the world by relying on malicious software that’s sent to targets through surreptitious means.

by Douglas S. Winnail
2003 January-February

The electronic media—radio, television, movies, video games and now the Internet—have enveloped the globe and transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. Communication professionals lament that the average person is "remarkably naïve" about how mass media operates, the personal agendas of scriptwriters and producers and the ultimate consequences to society.

by Tim Watts
8th June 2011

Most people who read this might have a hard time fathoming how an entire nation could be so well deceived, but it's really not that hard when you understand the inner workings and hierarchy of an overly revered media in which we place our blind trust.

by Danny Palmer
15 Oct 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) is harvesting data from contact lists of millions of personal email and instant messenger accounts from across the globe, according to documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

by Dr. AD Hart

Over 60% of children andteenagers partake in ‘chat rooms’ on a daily basis. Three out of four children are willing to share personal information about themselves and their family online in exchange for goods and services. It is also true that at least one out of five children will be targeted by a predator or paedophile each year.

by Pamela S Stevens

Careless Internet wandering, by adult or child, is dangerous. The news is full of stories about people who meet online and then have real life encounters with scary or deadly results. This is an extreme situation, most kids are cautious enough to know they should not meet with strangers. Nevertheless, there are other dangers such as your kids being exposed to explicit pornography, violent images or gore, extremist web pages, sexual solicitation, identify theft, malicious content or just simply distraction from what they should be doing, like homework.

by Helen van Huyssteen-Bosman

Almost 93% of kids, ages 12-17, are online, and most exhibit a level of digital proficiency bewildering to those of us who want to protect them.

by Jeffrey Folks 
July 16, 2010

It's a frightening thought: government takeover of the media. But having tightened their grip on health care, financial services, and energy, it's only logical that the Democrats should turn their attention to the media.

by Jack Kinsella Digest
July 24, 2010

In an early 1933 address, Goebbels decreed that the government was "placing the radio in the service of our ideology," and that "no other ideology will find expression here."   Any broadcaster or newspaper journalist that didn’t parrot the Party Line was unemployed by mid 1933.

by Jan Markell

We all know we are heading into a full-blown surveillance society. The U.K. probably heads the world in this effort, but the U.S. is nipping at its heels. The Obama administration is assuring that.

by John W. Whitehead
19 January 2011

"Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort." - Marshall McLuhan

by Christian Today

Release International is calling on Microsoft and Yahoo to follow Google's lead and refuse to censor the Internet and reports of persecution in China. "Religious persecution is a daily reality in China," said Release CEO Andy Dipper. "The Chinese people need to be told the truth - and gatekeepers to the Internet Microsoft and Yahoo have a duty to let the truth be told."