- The growth of the internet has led to various online challenges that took the online community by storm
- Just recently, authorities have warned parents and guardians about a challenge that could be harmful towards their children
- According to the authorities, this challenge could give predators easy access to exploit children's photos
- The CEO of Save the Children Philippines also stated that parents and guardians should be the "forefront of fulfilling the right of children"
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The continuous growth and impact of social media towards people have led to the birth of various online trends and challenges being done by the online community.
Some of the famous challenges that took the internet by the storm are the Ghost Pepper Challenge, The Floor is Lava Challenge.
In the Philippines alone, dance challenges like 'Tala' and the 'It Really Hurts' challenge have become viral among the people as well as local celebrities.
However, KAMI learned that the authorities, together with a child welfare group, have been warning the public about a certain challenge that could potentially be used by sëxual predators.
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According to the report done by ABS-CBN News (authored by Bianca Dava) and the Manila Bulletin (authored by Jane Kingsu-Cheng), authorities have warned the public about the "Drop Your Beautiful Daughter" and "Drop Your Beautiful Son" online challenge.
Save The Children Philippines, a child welfare group, informed the public that this challenge could give sëxual predators easy access towards a child's photo on social media.
April Correa, a SaferKids PH coordinator said, "Kahit hindi sëxual in nature at walang malice in posting those photos, may predators na ginagawa nila ay to compile these photos.
"They can actually use it for exploitative purpose. They can edit the photos and make it seem na bastos ang kalalabasan."
Furthermore, in the report written by the Filipino Times, Atty. Alberto Muyot, the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines shared that parents and guardians should be the "forefront of fulfilling the right of children."
"We call on parents and guardians to be at the forefront of fulfilling the right of children to be protected from online sëxual abuse and exploitation by using social media responsibly and teaching children the proper and safe use of the internet,” he stated.
Just recently, studies showed that children who are hard-headed is not always bad for kids and could even help them succeed in life in the future.
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