Seventeen percent of teenagers in the Netherlands think that they are addicted to social media. Almost half of the teens between the ages of 12 and 18 years indicate that social media has a negative effect on their concentration, sleep and school performance.
Police have confirmed that the poisonous Zwarte Piet candy being handed out is in fact a hoax. The story was spread on social media with a picture that seems to be of the police website. This photo was manipulated to look like the police site's home screen, according to the police.
Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs is organization an expert meeting in October to find ways to counter discrimination on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Cyber bullying is still a big problem in the Netherlands. Nearly 8 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years old were affected by cyber bullying last year. Two thirds of these young people know the person bullying them.
The police arrested another five suspects this week in connection with the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez late last month.
A Schilderswijk cop is being threatened after falsely being named the man the one responsible for Mitch Henriquez' death. Marius Blok told his story on the police website.
80 percent of Dutch people aged above 13 possess a smartphone and 65 percent own a tablet, according to research by GfK. Among younger individuals, the share of smartphone owners reaches 96 percent. The penetration level of tablets is now higher than that of PCs owned by 60% of the Dutch.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte's good intentions backfired on him when hundreds of Dutch tweeters reacted negatively to his well wishes for Ramadan.
The digitization of the new economy is resulting in rapidly changing job opportunities for holiday workers. While holiday workers are still employed in traditional summer jobs such as bartenders and waiters, they are more and more also being employed in positions that didn't even exist 10 years ago.
The missing 14 year old girl from Hardinxveld-Giessendam has been found. The police found Marilyn with two men in a home in Diemen on Monday night. According to the police, she is doing well under the circumstances. The two men found with the girl has been arrested.
A man wearing nothing but his underwear and a sun visor drove through Amsterdam city center in a bumper car on Wednesday, amusing and confusing many area residents. After broadcaster AT5 posted pictures of the man on social media it sparked a lively conversation about the driver's identity and motives, with newspaper Parool eventually revealing it as a publicity stunt by local garment company A-Dam Underwear.
A 16 year old boy was chased out of the McDonald's restaurant at De Kuip in Rotterdam on Tuesday for being gay. The manager reportedly told the boy that he would rather not see "their kind of people" in the restaurant, according to Matthijs Kuijpers, who posted about the incident of Facebook.
Enforcers of the Public Transport Security Team assaulted a man suspected of wanting to travel without a ticket as well as a bystander at Amsterdam Central Station.
The police has formed a large scale investigation team consisting of 20 detectives to find 13 year old Sylvana van de Langenberg who went missing in Rozenburg somewhere after 22:00 on Wednesday night.
Dutch actress and model Doutzen Kroes has joined the ranks of celebrity mothers trying to normalize breast feeding by posting a picture on Instagram.
The sirens that sound on the first Monday of the month and when there is a disaster, will no longer be used after 2017, the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed to RTL. "The sirens are no longer of this time", a ministry spokesperson said.
Investigators in the Netherlands made 76 formal requests to Facebook for data in the last six months of 2014, the social media network revealed on Monday. Specific data about Facebook user accounts was requested 84 times, with some proposals covering multiple accounts at once.
A Rotterdam detective unit started an investigation last week aiming to identify Rotterdam Feyenoord fans who rioted in Rome on February 18th and 19th before the Europa League match against AS Roma. From material collected, police has been able to identify 15 supporters suspected of public violence, police reveals.
Trains nationwide will run normally on Friday, says a statement on the website of Dutch train service NS, though adding that some scheduling adjustments may occur if the weather becomes inclement.
Missteps on social media is the cause of employees being fired in ten percent of all cases, new data released last week shows. Three hundred dismissals involved social media behaviour as a reason for firing in 2014, according to legal service provider DAS.
Not a single CEO of the Dutch AEX companies uses Twitter.
Dutch people are careless when using a work laptop, tablet or smartphone on a public WiFi network. Many people seem unaware of the risks. One in three employees even sometimes leave their device unattended.
Singer Marco Borsato was flooded with messages after the mother of a fan posted a touching plea on Facebook.