News tagged with moral panic

Abusing the internet trolls

Internet trolling is a matter of "moral panic", according to an assessment of this activity by Jonathan Bishop of the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems in Brussels. Writing in the International ...

Jan 03, 2014
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Piano plague in D minor

Why would 19th-century doctors want to ban piano lessons for girls? Did they truly believe that learning to play music could cause sexual and neurotic disorders? Or were there sociological reasons for picking ...

Sep 05, 2012
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Online game addiction law divides SKorea

A law under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as "StarCraft" with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction the government ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Shipwrecked: Women and children first?

Barely three months short of the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, which went down on 15 April 1912, another shipwreck has galvanised the world’s attention. With tragic stories of loss, chaos and ...

Jan 23, 2012
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Myth-busting the cybersafety debate

We know that most fears originate from a lack of understanding. We also know that social networking is a mystery to many people outside of Generation Y. So it should not come as a surprise that many people - parents in particular ...

Apr 13, 2011
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Thousands on HIV drugs desperate amid budget woes

(AP) -- Cash-strapped states are cutting back on a program that provides free medicine to people with HIV, leaving thousands of patients to wonder where their drugs will come from and stirring fears of a ...

Dec 16, 2010
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Too much, too young?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Society risks losing touch with reality in the debate about whether children are being exposed to adult, sexual content too young, because other agendas are creeping in "under the radar", ...

Jun 04, 2010
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Insurance against financial fear

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just one year ago, a worldwide panic was unfolding: Financial markets froze after the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, leaving businesses without lenders as the economy drastically ...

Sep 22, 2009
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