Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse
Social Media

Over 22,000 children and adults investigated by Police for social media abuse

New statistics released by two thirds of the country’s police forces have revealed that almost 2,000 children have been investigated in the last three years over comments posted on social media sites. Of those, over 1,200 were charged, formally cautioned, fined or warned following their online behaviour, including one aged only nine years old. These figures are … Continue reading

Collymore quits Twitter. But why do sports personalities attract online trolls?
Social Media

Collymore quits Twitter. But why do sports personalities attract online trolls?

In the last couple of weeks, footballers and Olympic athletes have come under attack from online trolls, often through Twitter.  Now, former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages or taking action against those responsible. He’s even pulled the plug on his own Twitter account, deleting all but … Continue reading

Should employers follow criminal guidelines when considering social media misconduct?
Employment Issues / Social Media

Should employers follow criminal guidelines when considering social media misconduct?

In December 2012, Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) set out interim guidelines for the prosecution of people who misuse social media, but are these suitable for use in the workplace? As a result of an increase in the number of allegations the Crown Prosecution Service has had to deal with – about … Continue reading