Archive for the ‘safety’ Category

How ridiculous these kids and young adults are about their phones. many of us have lost the good old days of human touch…

I have decided to put my phone down when my dear ones are near me.

 

 

 

Thanks a lot for eyeopener : films for action

How_Old_Is_Too_Young_Full_Infographic

When it comes to kids under the age of seven?

  • 41% of parents allow them to use a gaming console unsupervised.
  • 40% allow unsupervised access to a computer.
  • 29% of parents allow their kids under age 7 to use a mobile apps unsupervised.

The poll also asked about teaching online safety to kids. Eighty-nine percent of people without kids and 74% of parentsagree that parents should provide online safety guidance.”

Thanks to the the survey uncovered by Microsoft that computers and gaming consoles are introduced at 8 on average, whereas email, texting, and social networking are allowed later on (between ages 11 and 12). By the teen years (13), parents surveyed allow kids to use devices and online services without supervision. (Parents who did not allow usage of mobile devices and online services when they took the survey planned to do so later, when their kids are 15 to 18 years old.)

Are you flipping kidding me? If an eight-year-old child is online, unsupervised, without safety guidance, then that seems like a recipe for disaster. And kids installing mobile apps without supervision…does that mean they know all about checking out the permissions that apps ask for and what is and is not acceptable?

When the father of the 14-year-old girl was asked about his daughter’s malicious harassing and cyberbullying, he told The Associated Press, “None of it’s true. My daughter’s a good girl and I’m 100% sure that whatever they’re saying about my daughter is not true.”
 
Oh really? Maybe the dad should check out his daughter’s bragging on Facebook. “‘Yes, I bullied Rebecca and she killed herself but I don’t give a …’ and you can add the last word yourself,” quoted the sheriff from the girl’s Facebook post.
 
Does unsupervised device and social network usage, with or without online safety guidance, still seem wise? People without kids responded an average of two to three years later as acceptable for allowing device usage, meaning parents are less strict and “may be cooler than kids think.”
 
 
Take the Survey here: https://survey2.securestudies.com/wix/p222707061.aspx

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/conversations.aspx

Entire Survey Report download here (PPT) : How_Old_Is_Too_Young_2013_Research_Results

 

My Dear Blog Reader,

I saw this promo by Chitrangana S today, was impressed and motivated to share this vital info with my sister, mother, wife, daughter, and friends. Tell them that we are VithU (V and U, with you…..)

I am a regular follower of GUMRAH on Air or online if I miss any, have been also concerned about our women and those friends visiting our country.  Lets make this place safe, share to show you care.

 

VithU: V Gumrah Initiative (STAR India Pvt. Ltd.- August 28, 2013)

Description

VithU, is an emergency App that, at the click of the power button of your smartphone 2 times consecutively begins sending out alert messages every 2 minutes to your contacts that you feed into the app as the designated receivers or guardians.

The message says “I am in danger. I need help. Please follow my location.”

The receiver will receive a link to your location every 2 minutes giving them your updated location. Also, you will get updates on the Crime Scene in India and a “Tips Feed” option exclusively giving you safety tips in an emergency situation.

VithU

Developed in house by Channel V, the “VithU” app is a panic button ready to be powered in moment of crisis. The app has been launched with Channel V’s prime property, Gumrah that returns on the telly for the third time. Its focus is simple – “be aware, be prepared, be safe.” Alive on android phones, and soon will be made available on IOS, all one needs to do is press the power button on their phone twice in case of emergency and a message “I am in trouble, please help” will immediately reach five contacts selected by you along with your location. Neat. Download it now, please.

Chitrangana Singh at Launch
Source : Channel V

Don’t miss your favorite, Crime Show “Gumrah” with the “Show Alert” option in the Menu Bar which will be your reminder & alert you whenever Gumrah is on Air.

Last but not the least, if you have been a victim or witnessed a Crime you can share the incident with Channel V by posting it in the “Submit Your Story” option in the Menu Bar.

thank you again for reading

Source : Google Play