6 Powerful Images That Show The Internet's Terrible Impact on Children

6 Powerful Images That Show The Internet's Terrible Impact on Children

During research for a recent article on Online Safety Group's community pages, I came across a photographer called Meg Gaiger (Harpy Images). Her work with her daughter (Mercy Amelia) is incredible, but it's the title image of this article that really grabbed us, "Cutting Child".

It is so sad. A visual expression of the angst that society has caused for our children from the unrealistic images of photoshopped people, the relentless bullying that can take place through their phones, and the constant access to the web leading to web addiction.. So we kept looking for others that help us at Online Safety Group communicate our point, and developed this gallery....

(Learn more about the impact on our children through OSG at OnlineSafetyGroup.com, or check out our new Parent's Guide here)

#6 Only For Children

Quoted from Xerox.com: Advertising agency Grey Spain worked with the ANAR Foundation, a Spanish child-advocacy organization, to create a poster that to most passers-by at street level read: “Sometimes child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.” Look from a child’s height, however, and you see bruises on the boy’s face and a different message: “If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you.” With this smart use of lenticular printing, the foundation got their message safely to children who might need it.

 

#5 Weapon Of Choice (Richard Johnson)

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapon of Choice.”Read more about Richard's work on Huffington Post.

 

#4 A Public Service ad to scare anyone who is thinking about sharing inappropriate content!

 

#3 Internet Addiction

"One in every 25 teens reported an "irresistible urge" to be on the Internet, tension when they weren't online, or said they had tried to quit or cut down on Internet time, according to a U.S. study.

In addition, the study of more than 3,500 high school students in the state of Connecticut found that those students with "problematic Internet use" were more likely than their peers to be depressed and aggressive, and to use drugs."

#2 Cyber Bullying 

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (Google) coming together to push the message. Ironically though, Twitter have large problems with bullying, being in a tough position to control what is mass, ser broadcast content.

#1 Our Winner - Cutting Child (Meg Gaiger)

If you would like to see more of Meg's work, check out her Facebook page.

Learn more about the impact on our children through OSG at OnlineSafetyGroup.com.

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