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How children seek help on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook about cases of bullying

How children seek help on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook about cases of bullying
Te Guio is an orientation tool for minors.

Peace Network opened a series of channels to provide attention to minors on issues of harassment and sexual violence. Through platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook children will have psychological orientation, their thoughts, feelings or sexual behaviors with respect to other girls, boys or adolescents.

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“Although it is a common situation, it is a topic that is not talked about and effective help is not provided. The evidence shows that one of the most effective forms of prevention is to act promptly in these cases,” he said. Carolina Pineros OspinaCEO of the corporation.

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Te Guio, psychological guidance platform

The organization built on similar programs in United States, United Kingdom Y Germany to develop with Colombian experts these service channels that provide information and guidance to the general public on cases of sexual abuse of minors.

Additionally, people, whether they are children, adolescents or adults, have the possibility to clarify their doubts on topics such as sexting, sextortion, cyberbullying, what to do when a minor is asked to send intimate photos or when they have already been shared without their consent. .

Te Guio is an orientation tool for minors.
Te Guio is an orientation tool for minors.

With this information, the platform will provide a remote guidance guide to help resolve the situation from different perspectives.

The service channels are initially only for Colombia, but if a person contacts from another country, they will be oriented and guided to the services of their place of residence. These are the available means:

– Chat on the Te Guio website.

– Direct message through Facebook (www.facebook.com/teguio.viguias), Instagram (www.instagram.com/teguio.viguias/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/TeGuio_Viguias)

– WhatsApp: +57 3148210435

– Phone call: 018005190690

Harassment of minors is a situation that has grown in recent years. According to Association Unevie It is estimated that globally 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be victims of sexual abuse before the age of 18. In the case of Colombiaduring 2022 Legal Medicine carried out 1,970 legal medical examinations for alleged sexual abuse of a minor, of which 90% were carried out on adolescent girls and women, which presented 20% more than in 2021.

And one of the aspects that most attracts the attention of the authorities is that there are cases that those who commit them are minors. Studies by Association Unevie ensure that between four and a third of the attacks against minors under 18 years of age are carried out by other girls, boys and adolescents.

“In addition to these forms of violence, sexual behaviors outside the stage of development of the minor who commits them are also classified as harmful sexual behaviors, are abnormal in terms of frequency or place in which they occur and cause harm to whoever commits them. commits or to others”, reported Peace Network.

Among these behaviors are the consumption of pornography, sharing sexualized images of minors, touching minors under 14 years of age, and sexual interactions without consent with adults.

Te Guio is an orientation tool for minors.
Te Guio is an orientation tool for minors.

The problem of calming a baby with the cell phone

Different situations of daily life lead to giving a child between three and five years of age the telephone as an option for fun, relaxation and to help calm him down because of something that bothered him or made him cry.

That’s why the doctor Jenny Radeskya developmental behavioral pediatrician and lead author of the research, wanted to assess whether the latter was a good or negative practice for the child.

The study, which was carried out between 2018 and 2022, included the participation of 422 parents and their children of early ages, who have a temperament in formation and is more explosive, which is why they are more demanding to control in difficult moments.

The parents’ solution to this situation of despair and crying was to give them the cell phone, but the same tutors assured that over time the minors struggled more and more to manage their own emotions and, on the contrary, were more impulsive.

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