“Let the police escort you home, because if they don’t , I’m going to escort you to your grave.” This disturbing comment, made on video by a 16 year old girl living in Cape Town, South Africa, has spread like wildfire on social media. Even though the video was removed from social media platforms, the [...]
Top tips to a safer YouTube
Since its launch in 2005, YouTube has become one of the most popular online sites with over 790 million monthly visitors and currently boasts one of the most diverse platforms available online. It offers home DIY videos, music, educational advice, gaming tips, and more. I think we can safely say that YouTube is here to [...]
Mobile phones are essential to our daily lives, they started as an “away from home” communication device and have become our daily planners; our music players; and in some cases, the very heartbeat of our social lives. With these devices so integral to our lives, it is no surprise that people have developed psychological attachments [...]
Nerve: A unique approach to the dangers of the online world.
With our popcorn in one hand and notebooks in the other, the ParentsCorner team stepped out of the office and into the visual journey of the latest techno-thriller, Nerve. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Nerve sets out to explore the potential dangers of social media and voyeurism through its appeal to the internet [...]
What Should Parents Know About Pokemon Go
According to ThinkUknow, “Grooming is a process used to prepare a child for sexual abuse. An offender’s aim when grooming will be to gain access to a child and build a relationship with that child. Grooming can take many different forms, from one off contact which may include sexual advances, to a series of events [...]
Five Easy Steps To A Safer Instagram
Since its launch in 2010, Instagram has changed the face of creativity and interaction in the social networking space. Instagram is a social networking app developed for the sharing of videos and photos from any iOS, Android or Windows device. It is an extremely popular app that inspires creativity and encourages social interaction. Its appeal [...]
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