The “Momo Challenge”, a new disturbing phenomenon

The “Momo Challenge” is a viral “game”, which is starting to generate buzz. This game’s concept is frightening: an anonymous Internet user, hidden under the identity of “Momo” and the features of a sculpture by the artist Midori Hayash, defies his victim via instant messages. The targets are mainly children and young adolescents. Challenges are dangerous, morbid acts, that in some cases lead to suicides. Read More

Harassment … From the virtuality of the Internet to real disasters

This is the story of Amy, a young 14-year-old Australian girl. She was found dead on January 3rd. A victim of harassment on the Internet, Amy committed suicide. Her father did not want the death of his daughter to be useless, and spoke – on the internet – to denounce this harassment. More specifically, he Read More

Colonia : A movie about the Colonia Dignidad

Based on true events, “Colonia” takes place in Chile following the military coup of 1973 and Pinochet’s rise to power. A young couple, Daniel and Lena (played by Daniel Brûhl and Emma Watson), find themselves mixed up with a group of protestors opposing the coup’s repressive regime. Read More

TV Series: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American TV series produced by Netflix.

Kimmy Schmidt was kidnapped at the age of 14 by a doomsday cult leader, referred to as the Reverend, and was held prisoner in a bunker for 15 years along with three other women. The Reverend led them to believe that the Apocalypse had taken place. Read More

How Animals Help us Overcome Violence

You may remember when the internet was abuzz with the story of Amanda Tromp and her husky, Kyro. Amanda had taken in a whole litter of husky pups and gave them all away, except for Kyro, whom she’d grown attached to and had finally adopted.

A victim of domestic violence, Amanda Tromp finally mustered the courage to leave her partner and speak up about the abuse…. after he turned against Kyro. An avid photographer, the young lady started an Instagram account where she shares events from her daily life, and of her four-legged companion – it turns out that as she tried to save her four-legged friend, she was in fact saved by him. Read More

13 REASONS WHY: A series about adolescence

“I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”

 

This is the voice of Hannah Baker, an unremarkable, “normal” young girl. She was a happy teenager; she had friends, hobbies, and parents she loved and who loved her.

Adapted from Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons, the series tells the story of Hannah’s life. It’s about adolescence, bullying, young sexuality, consent, physical and verbal abuse, alcohol, rape, regret, and suicide… Read More