A #makeITsafePH campaign: Parenting in the Digital Age

  Being a parent back in the day was totally different and more complicated compared to being one today. Thus, there are some things that are not applicable to my children even if age-old tales tell me that they were effective parenting techniques in the past. For example, allowing kids to speak out their mind freely was not a common practice before. In my time, we practiced maximum restraint in speaking with elders. No raising of voices, you should be talking only when asked, etc.etc. Today, kids are more open and it is much easier for them to express themselves that without proper guidance, would lead to disrespecting other people or persons of authority like their own parents and teachers. Of course values remain the same. Teaching kids the true meaning of respect, love and peace will never go out of style. Today,  with the onset of digital revolution, responsible parenthood is indeed crucial. Whether we like it or […]

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A #makeITsafePH campaign: Knowing how online dating leads to rape and extortion

It’s already 2018. The advent of technology has spread far and wide and has reached more people than ever.   Millions of people all over the world now enjoy the benefits that it provides. However, everything has a dark side to it. Two of the common Internet-related crimes are rape and extortion. Many cases would also include sextortion. It is said that majority of the victims have been approached by online predators on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media sites. These cases happens mostly to women and they take advantage on the fact that they are vulnerable or going through a hard time in their life or married life in particular. ‘The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines sextortion as a form of online blackmail where explicit images are used to extort additional photos, sexual favors, and sometimes money from victims. It can involve hacking into a victim’s […]

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