During the event, shocking findings of the online research were presented on a well-known platform where children enter and make video calls with random users.
An employee of the Organization impersonating a 16-year-old entered a well-known application that uses a large number of children and adolescents, making video calls with random users. The following video reveals how easily a child or teenager can be the victim of a breach of personal data.
Rude suggestions and offensive dialogues
“How are you?” is the first thing he hears from the first use he connected with.
“Come and go. “Come and go, because I’m bored of pressing the button with you.”
“Do you want to take off the cardigan?” the next one tells her.
“Why should I take it out?” the girl asks and he says: “To see you a little more. Take her out to make a story. Come on, show me something more. We will make a video of you, everyone will see you “.
The data presented by the Founder & Managing Partner of Focus Bari, Xenia Kourtoglou from the research on “Increased use of social media during the lockdown increases loneliness and brings depression” were also important.
Ms. Kourtoglou presented the findings of the research concerning children from 5 to 12 years old and young people from 16 to 24 years old. According to the research, in 2020 amid a lockdown and in relation to 2019:
- Internet Internet use by children aged 5 to 12 increased by 7%
- 85% of children 5 to 12 years old use the internet, with the percentage for ages 10 to 12 years old amounting to 94%
- The increase of internet use is found in a higher percentage in children from 5 to 6 years old, reaching 10%
- The most popular internet connection device is the smartphone, followed by the tablet.
- Between the ages of 16 and 24, internet use is 100% universal
- At the ages of 16 to 24 years, the degree of activity and employment during the day is reflected in an average of 6 hours!
- 16 Women aged 16 to 24 spend an average of 145 minutes a day on Social Media, with 38% saying it affects them negatively and they feel depressed, and 85% saying they get carried away and waste time.
- 16 Men 16 to 24 years old spend 110.4 minutes a day, on average on Social Media, with 29% saying it affects them negatively and they feel depressed, and 45% that they get carried away and waste time.