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TECH 26 Jun 2016 | 11:30 PM

Appearance-based games linked with body dissatisfaction in pre-teen girls

A new UK study has found that just ten minutes playing an Internet game based on female appearance is enough to increase body dissatisfaction in young girls.

TECH 21 Nov 2017 | 2:00 AM

Online abuse silences women and girls, fuels violence, survey shows

Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said.

TECH 04 Nov 2015 | 3:32 PM

Free coding workshop for girls

Girls aged nine to 17 will be able to take part in a free coding workshop this Nov 21.

TECH 25 Nov 2014 | 1:21 PM

Web Wanders: Girls, computers and Barbie

It’s a slippery slope to tread on whenever a book meant to empower girls results in the mere reinforcement of traditional gender stereotypes.

TECH 06 Jan 2019 | 10:00 PM

Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls

Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use – mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said.

TECH 04 May 2016 | 6:30 AM

App to identify poorest girls in India can help prevent trafficking: charity

A tablet-based application that helps to identify some of the poorest girls in eastern India has the potential to prevent human trafficking, early marriage and child labour, according to a charity which has developed the app.

TECH 26 Jun 2014 | 1:24 PM

Google lets teenage girls code their own 3D-printed bracelets

Google is hoping to inspire young girls to take an interest in computer science by offering them the chance to design a limited edition 3D-printed bracelet.

TECH 11 Dec 2015 | 4:46 AM

Yahoo CEO Mayer gives birth to identical twin girls

Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer gave birth to identical twin girls early on Dec 10, a day after the company reversed course on a planned spinoff of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

TECH 10 Feb 2015 | 3:36 PM

Japan high school girls on mobiles seven hours a day: survey

High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10% of them putting in at least 15 hours.