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“Unfriended”, a cyberbullying horror movie is a definite smashing hit today. Creepy story about a company of youngsters being bullied online by a stranger in very deed shows that there is something wrong about living life online.
The storyline of the film concerns a secret that connects all members of the company together: they cyberbullied a girl whom they disliked. Their action resulted beyond retrieval: their victim committed suicide. And soon after that their conversations in the group Skype chat were joined by a silent stranger who didn’t show himself but awed them…
“Unfriended” is a tale of sense, if not of truth. This film is about teenagers for whom online interaction is an inevitable and really important part of life. And now look around: there are thousands of youngsters who have the exact lifestyle. And many parents will recognize their children in this description. So, no wonder that this film claims momentum as it shows the real-world effects.
There were films on that subject before, but at that time the issue looked like something down the road. But today cyberbullying is not a fiction anymore. This issue becomes so threatening that it is necessary to take measures in order to protect kids from online perils. Much prominence should be given to the Internet upbringing of children for them to understand the borders and limits of online communication. Parents have to teach kids how to react on messages or files from strangers just like they explain kids not to talk with strangers on streets.
And, of course, the use of parental control applications can be a sound solution to both parents and children as they provide top quality online protection as well as allow parents to monitor the activities of their children online, and prevent any signs of cyberbullying oriented to their children.
“Unfriended” has become a symbol of cyberbullying threat. Without any actions taken this story has all chances to be put into life. That’s why let us struggle against it together.