The Challenges of Online Therapy

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, online therapy has become a popular option for many who are struggling. Mental health issues have understandably been on the rise as a result of the pandemic, with the biggest increases in depression and anxiety taking place during the periods of strict lockdown, which comes as no surprise. These…View Post

The Ethics of Cheating a Drug Test

In many different contexts, you will be required to take a drug test – testing for specific drugs, legal or illegal – and testing positive for any of the prohibited substances will result in some form of non-entry (non-entry into a job, a sporting competition, or a scientific study), or a ban (e.g. being banned…View Post

In a Hyper-Sharing World, How Can You Best Protect Your Online Privacy?

It is a strange era to live in. Right now, people share things online more than ever. Posting to social media accounts with the location left on, or photos of children with the school badges showing. Sharing can be, for the most part, a positive thing. It is a way to feel connected to others…View Post

The Ethical, Psychological, and Social Implications of Mass Surveillance

In 2013, the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the British spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), tapped fibre-optic cables for access to our personal communications (including emails, Facebook posts, internet histories, and phone calls), and then shared this information with the National Security Agency (NSA), the major spy agency in the US. The Snowden…View Post

Online Privacy Doesn’t Really Exist – But You Should Still Take Steps to Protect Your Data

Anyone who uses the internet has a right to know about the many ways in which they are likely watched, tracked and analysed. The truth is that anyone who uses the internet to any degree is likely to be a victim of these activities, and although there are some things you can do to mitigate…View Post