The Late Late Show Poses As An 11 Year Old Girl.
If you missed the Late Late Show on Friday night, you’ve probably heard about it! Ryan Tubridy and the Production team at RTE set up a fake account as an 11 year old girl called “Aoife” on the social media site Kik.
Tubridy was discussing the dangers of social media for children all last week in the wake of a 26 year man from Dublin old being sentenced to 9 & 1/2 years in prison for grooming a number of young children online.
On The Late Late show, Ryan discussed the app Kik in which the features include the following;
- Anonymously allows users to send messages
- Share Pictures and Videos
- Anonymously receive images
Kik Social Media App…
Although the creators of Kik announced that they are putting funding into the app to make it safer for users, this is simply not enough to stop the apps dangerous effects reaching children.
The application allows you to send and receive anonymous messages, photos and videos. Not only has Kik app has caused quite the stir among young people and their peers, it has also reached schools, forcing schools to send home letters warning parents about the app.
In addition to the app being a huge risk to children being exposed to strangers online, Kik is also responsible for a wave in cyber bullying. The app allows groups to be set up and make comments anonymous.
As a result of this, one can understand why schools are cautious about this and parents should be also.
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Warning – Some viewers may find this video disturbing