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Kent youngsters can’t enjoy Christmas without social media
Young people in Kent can’t enjoy Christmas without social media, according to a survey. The Children’s Society asked more than 1,000 people aged 13-to-17-year-olds and found a fifth who looked at social media at Christmas said friends were having a better time. We spoke to social media expert Zoe Cairns
Social media affects children’s well-being
Using social media too often can cause unhappiness. That’s according to new research by the University of Essex and University College London, saying that 10-year-old girls who use social networks are more likely to suffer emotional problems than their peers. We were joined by our social media expert, Zoe Cairns, to talk a bit more about this.
Zoe Cairns talks Snapchat redesign
More than a million people have signed an online petition calling on Snapchat to reverse its redesign. In a controversial redesign, the company swapped the stories and messages functions for content shared by celebrities and news outlets. Snapchat had aimed to make their app more accessible and attractive to new users, but many have complained it’s become more difficult to navigate. Social media expert Zoe Cairns joined us in the studio to talk about the new move.
WhatsApp sets minimum user age at 16
The messaging service previously owned by Facebook has raised its minimum user age from 13. But what does this mean for the company and why has it decided to do this now? We asked social Media expert Zoe Cairns
Is social media ripping society apart?
We asked students at the Universities in Medway and spoke to social media expert Zoe Cairns about the negative impacts social media can have on people.
Hear from a social media expert about the dangers of online dating apps
Zoe Cairns runs a social media company in Medway and says meeting people from apps and websites can be dangerous
Schools in Kent marked Safer Internet Day by trying to help children use technology responsibly
Research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre shows that children have a complex relationship with the internet. We were joined by Social Media expert Zoe Cairns as well as Ria Cairns who’s a teacher and ESafety Book author.
The Trump vocabulary: analysing the president’s social media behaviour
Zoe Cairns, a social media expert, said Mr Trump was tweeting when his audience was alert. “He’s jumping on trending topics and hashtags,” … read more here
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MP Jess Phillips forced to filter her tweets after 600 rape threats in a day
Zoe Cairns, a social media expert who has suffered abuse on Twitter, said Ms Phillips’ experience was not uncommon for women in the public …read more here
Olympics, Freight and Doctors – The Lembit Opik Show BBC
Lembit discusses the news of the week, with special guests & your calls on 03459 81 11 11. Lembit’s joined this week by Conservative David Turner from Gravesham, UKIP’s Chris Wells from Thanet, and social media consultant Zoe Cairns from Medway.
Hove bar uses Faraday cage to block mobile phone signals
But, social media expert Zoe Cairns said: “Mobile phones are every part of our life now and if we go into a bar, a club and we are looking for our… read more here
BBC South East
Fans of ITV’s This Morning and BBC News channel may have seen Zoe Cairns talking about the rise and rise of social media in business.
The former Chapter School pupil from Strood has become an international authority on the workings of Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and every other online communication tool.
Yet there was a time when she never dreamed she would speak on her favourite topic at the European Parliament or advise the Dubai School of Government.
This is how long we spend on Facebook – and the figure might shock you
Zoe Cairns, Founder of ZC Social Media, said: “We spend hours scrolling through our timelines and catching up with what’s happening in our ..read more here