Th1rteen R3asons Why You Should Download Keepers Child Safety
I am proud to say I am a netflix enthusiast. I eat, sleep, and breath Netflix, and to be honest I am not quite sure what I would do without it. Netflix is known for producing their own original series and they recently produced one that took the world by storm. It is a show based off a best selling book by Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why. This show is about a teenage girl who records thirteen tapes, each dedicated to a different person and event, that all lead up to her suicide (hence the name). This show is extremely relevant to today’s society considering that suicide is the second leading cause of death for kids from the ages of 10 to 24. This show explores content that involves bullying, cyber-bullying, stalking, sexual assault, and everyday scenarios that real life children and teens experience on a day to day basis. You witness the effects that suicide has on a community, friends, and parents as you follow the main character, Clay Jensen, through his painful journey of listening to these tapes, and asking himself what he could have done to prevent this tragic incident.
The categories and events explored in this show are all a part of Keepers Child Safety’s mission to rid of, which is why this application is not only useful, but could also potentially save a child’s life and keep parents aware.
13 Reasons why is a show about a teenage girl in highschool, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Hannah was a sweet girl, who was bullied and betrayed by almost everyone she knew, but 13 people stuck out to her most. She then creates 13 tapes, each tape dedicated to someone else, and explains what that person did and how that person contributed to her suicide. These tapes were passed from one person to the next, revealing the truth about people, and what they had done, or in some cases, did not do. During the show, you follow Clay Jensen, a close friend and coworker of Hannah Baker, and listen to the tapes with him. I do not want to ruin the show for you, so my description of the show is going to stop there. But, while listening along with Clay, you can physically see the pain he is feeling, and how these tapes affected all the other people on them. You also watch her parents suffer through this traumatic experience, questioning every little thing they ever did, and how this could have been prevented. Hannah’s parents had no idea that she was suicidal, which is the case for most suicide’s in today’s society.
Keepers Child Safety is an application for phones that monitor children’s text messages on all social media platforms simultaneously and protects them from the dangers of cyberbullying. We monitor on multiple social media platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, whatsapp, etc.) and track suspicious and abusive content that was written or sent from your child’s phone. Keepers is able to detect emotion from texts to protect children against prominent issues in today’s world. When the app detects poor content, that message or text is sent word for word to the parent’s device. “We just give the relevant information on your child’s life”.
Thirteen reasons why is a great example of why parents should download Keepers Child Safety. You clearly see throughout the show that Hannah was a victim of bullying, and if the parents had an app like Keepers they would have known right away what was going on, and this tragic incident could have been prevented. Although this is an extreme case, it is still occurring in today’s world, and Keepers is helping prevent cases as extreme as suicide, to as little as a child receiving an alarming text message.
While watching this show there was a quote that stuck with me from the first episode to the last one, which was said by Clay Jensen — “I’m listening to someone give up. Someone I knew. Someone I liked. I’m listening but i’m still too late.” If only he, or Hannah’s parents knew what was going on sooner, and had an app like Keepers, all the pain and suffering would have been non-existent.