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UK Government Considering Social Media Laws After “Instagram Fuelled” Teenage Suicide

Following the death of a teenager who had viewed some content about suicide on social media online, Britain’s Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has come out and said the country must work together with social media companies to stop such incidents from occurring. If this can’t be done then there’s the threat […]

AI Can Have A Dark Side Too: Heard Of Deepfake Videos?

When people think of harmful Artificial Intelligence, we usually think of the Rise of the Machines revolutions where robots get so intelligent they take over everything. The honest truth is there are many other ways AI can be harmful and if you’ve heard about Deepfakes then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. What are […]

MDC-T Vice President Gutu Says Cyberbullying Doesn’t Affect Him Because Of His Thick Skin

2019 might be the year cyberbulling becomes a serious conversation in our lands. After the issue concerning the Masiyiwa’s and the removal of their Twitter accounts, it seems other influential figures have joined the conversation and this time MDC-T Vice President Gutu took to his own Twitter and commented on cyberbullying and how he reacts […]

Tsitsi And Strive Masiyiwa Delete Twitter Accounts, Strive Says Tsitsi Was Being Cyber Bullied

The Masiyiwa’s have been at the centre of several conversations on Twitter in the past year. Generally the couple is quite popular in Zimbabwe but recently there has been polarised opinions regarding the technology entrepreneur and his wife. Strive’s opinion on President Mnangagwa Strive Masiyiwa got both very extremely positive and extremely negative reactions when […]

Facebook partners African NGOs & public sector to promote safer internet, Techwomen Zimbabwe is local affiliate

Participants in Safer Internet Day 2017  Since 2004, an annual event called Safer Internet Day has been commemorated around the world by various organisations and people who promote online safety for users all over the world. The Safer Internet Day is happening today (7 February 2017) and volunteers, companies, organisations and some schools are taking […]

POTRAZ has a set of Child Online Protection Guidelines & here’s why they are important

This online presence exposes them to potential threats such as bullying, identity theft, and various forms of online abuse such as exposure to sexual content for grooming purposes, and the production of child sexual materials. Three out of four children online are willing to share personal information about themselves and their family in exchange for goods and services.