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“I’m Protecting Her”…from Cyber Bullying, Peer Pressure & Pedophiles! Episode 4 of the Stella Damasus Diaries “My Kids & Social Media”

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You’ve probably heard “Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…are so harmless!”, right?

Well in an age where social media has been used to further champion negativity, it is fast becoming one of the world’s biggest issues, especially among youths.

On an all new episode of the Stella Damasus Diaries, the Nollywood star speaks on “My Kids and Social Media“.

In this thought-provoking video, Stella lays it out like she clearly does on the negative aspects of social networking. The conversation was inspired by her first daughter asking her if she should open a Facebook account.

Watch and let us know, when it is appropriate for children to be exposed to social media.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

23 Comments

  1. Camron

    November 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    THATS VERY TRUE AND IM IN SUPPORT WITH U; SOCIAL MEDIA IS GOOD BUT PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVICED

  2. Lara

    November 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Keep it up stella i sorely agree with you.

  3. chioma

    November 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    No, booboo whom u need to protect her from is lil demonic
    satanic agents sent to destroy lil kids such as sledge licking
    Miley cyrus whom u urself stated u love and the likes of medusa
    demonic head covered in snakes Rihanna, lady gaga,kesha, justin
    bieber and the likes, thats what You need to be worried about as a
    parent

    • Lilly

      November 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Lol. all join but its also through facebook and twitter they connect with this pple u mentioned.
      Well done Stella. True Talk

    • slice

      November 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      lol all join for real. but seriously though I doubt any of those celebs can influence your child as much as a facebook “friend” giving direct undivided albeit inappropriate attention to your child

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      November 13, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      looooooooool! chai! you are hilariously right

  4. Temi

    November 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    But you can’t protect her forever! Cyber bullying and what not is bad yes but what will happen if she turns 21, joins Facebook and is bullied then. Will you be there to protect her?
    Let your children experience what her mates are experiencing, It will help her grow and mature at the same rate as her mates and give her thick skin.

    The only way is to watch what she does and monitor it and also explain to her/them why you have to keep an eye on her. Over protected children turn out weak in society.

    Just a thought.

    • Shade of the highest order

      November 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      You must be kidding me. Let your child experience what her mates are experiencing. Ladies and gentlemen this is an example of a parent you should NEVER let your children be friends with their children. Teenagers are sleeping around and sexting, so therefore you will allow your child do that too and be exposed to what her mates are experiencing. How old are you? 12? Stella is damn right to protect her children from the ills of social media. That way she can at least try to mould her child without the outside influences of social media. A 14 year old child cannot be over protected. An 18yr old, yes but a 14 year old lock the doors and put the bars on figuratively speaking until their minds are matured enough to deflect the assault of the external environment. Giving your children time to grow into their own and have a mind of their own BEFORE they join social media is best such that if anyone wants to cyber bully them it won’t work because they already know who they are and are validated in themselves. Such a child will immediately delete any facebook “friend” who puts up rubbish and will know who to friend and unfriend. Do not expose a child to social media until they are ready to. Exposure to social media does not make a teenager grow and mature, quite the opposite. They develop herd mentality and are more easily influenced.

    • Tess

      November 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Well said, couldn’t agree more!
      As parents we are the biggest influence on our children (under 18). Children under that age have not developed mentally and emotionally to handle the pressure that comes with social media. We have heard of children being goaded to commit suicide by vile characters on social media. If their parents had been stricter instead of allowing them to act like their peers, perhaps they would be alive today.
      Welldone Stella. Please parents learn.

  5. Adaeze

    November 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Nicest topic broached so far! Thanks Stella. God bless you!

  6. kiks

    November 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Stopping your kids is not the solution but rather educating them

    • nene

      November 13, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      true, but she can also try to protect them for as long as possible.

  7. muta

    November 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I agree totally with her, my daughter is 12 yrs , if she askes for facebook the answer is NO, men go on facebook to look for girls and children of now a days look older than they are , but when I say no to anything I back it up with a very good explanation as to why I have said no

  8. passingby

    November 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Ah aunty stella your video is too long abeg! Cut it down to less than 5mins

  9. damepenelope

    November 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    True talk! Satan is on the prowl on social media.Please protect you kids everyone.

  10. damepenelope

    November 13, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Protect your kids!

  11. the mane captain (healthy hair & skin tips)

    November 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Job well done! kids need to be educated on issues such as cyber bullying, pedophiles, scams and all the craziness that goes on on the internet. I remember my 9yr old brother’s friend had this porn artist send him a message on msn. or through his email. I get crazy msges like that as an adult and I know to ignore them, but the little boy doesnt know how to. So I immediately spoke to him about the issue, so she’s not influenced by a crazy man/woman behind the computer screen somewhere.
    An 18year old can’t be as easily influenced like a 12yr old. And its best to prevent your kids from experiencing certain things and making certain mistakes which will affect them for the rest of their lives, than to allow them to “make their own mistakes”. crazy things are happening amongst our children and youth these days which would have been abnormal only 5years ago.
    themanecaptain.blogspot.ca

  12. chichiOfNigeria

    November 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I love watching Stella’s video she speaks so much truth and
    I love that!!! cyber bullying do exit!! and its sad our generation
    are so fixated on social media all in the name to look or be
    “cool”

  13. tunmi

    November 14, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Protect him/her from the bullies and pedophiles online and
    the ones in real life as well

  14. Rachel

    November 14, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Correct me if I am wrong but recent updates to these social media platforms has an age requirement doesn’t it. Even if it doesn’t i’d reckon if you sat down with the founders of these 2 platforms they’d explain to you its not for kids. At the end of the day the societal ills you speak of are rampant in the www world as well as the real world so what I’d say is employ the same tactics in dealing with the issue full frontal on both ends or the short cut as baba God recommended is ” FLEE ” from things that will cause you to sin or stuff shrouded in a cloak of darkness.

  15. sharon

    November 14, 2013 at 4:31 am

    all videos deleted?????
    but why????
    #MISS bipolar things

  16. Nomy

    November 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    An imaginative story to start your morning. Don’t get too personal though. http://myvividthoughts.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/scars-of-another-hotel-room-event-vol-1/

  17. jummai

    November 16, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I was so anxious to watch stella’s video that I forgot to see the caption, I thought she had finally released a video for other women on how to snatch other people’s husband only for me to hear her talk about cyber bullying . Sad face.

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