DITCH FACEBOOK MESSENGER. USE MESSENGER LITE INSTEAD


STATISTICALLY SPEAKING, THERE’S a pretty good chance you’re one of the 1.2 billion people who use Facebook Messenger at least once a month. Anecdotally, there’s a decent chance you harbour deep resentments toward its sluggishness, its bloat, and its liberally borrowed Snapchat features. Friends, there’s a better way. It’s called Messenger Lite. You may have …

Online safety: is the internet really a dangerous, lawless jungle for children?


Stephen BalkamFriday 15 August 2014 12.09 BSTWe need to empower parents to confidently navigate the online world with their kids. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for The Guardian“The internet,” a recent headline advised, “is a lawless jungle too dangerous for children to use, former government adviser warns”.What dangers was the adviser referring to, and exactly what remedies …