Now-Targeted Filipino Schoolgirls 10-11 told create FB Acct by school
Some Filipino parents are alarmed at schools telling 10-year-old schoolgirls to lie about their age to open a Facebook account for schooling. Some teachers FPMag spoke with after hearing complainants. Teachers say the children can participate in Facebook Messenger, and Facebook Group Chats with the woman teachers.
“But young children (10-11) need a Facebook account they must lie to obtain in order to use features the teachers say they want,” cautions Simon Baldock, an Israeli security specialist and consultant to FPMag. “Schools with no budget can use, Zoom (100 people), Viber (20 people), Signal (5), email (hundreds), or talk one-on-one or call up to 10 people on Google Hangouts,” he added.
How do I report a child under the age of 13 on Facebook?
“Of course children will wander all over on Facebook including wandering into very grave danger in a place where there is zero transparency,” says Karinna Angeles of The RINJ Foundation.
- Children under 13 (or older in some jurisdictions), are not permitted by Facebook to have FB accounts therefore a lie must be told, “which is not a good thing to teach children,” adds Angeles.
- “All children on Facebook are in danger of exploitation say nearly every law enforcement agency and child-safety-advocacy group on Earth,” continued the social worker in a ®Signal telecom.
“Two Philippines women, Lyan Tandeg and Shellina Atad, were charged by the Philippines NBI as “talent procurers” following an exhaustive and hallmarked investigation of global reknown, They would recruit and sell kids for PH3000 per night and prepare children for foreign visitors.” Read the full story: The American Rapist, America Can’t Charge for Rape: Michael Carey Clemans
Background to Schools in the Philippines Marshalling 10-year-olds and 11-year-olds into Facebook accounts for at-home schooling.
Government-run public schools in the Philippines have been shut down since March, 2020 according to the Philippines President.
- The global COVID-19 pandemic for the Philippines has brought with it a surge in child rape and incest which began quickly with the intial strictest lockdowns in the world.
- The Philippines used a totalitarian military regime-style approach to COVID-19 instead of a medical approach and the rape and incest began immediately as offenders and victims were locked up in the same location. The problems were already legion. “Today there are far too many pregnant nine-year-olds,” says Karinna Angeles, a RINJ nurse specialist in helping women and children with birthing in the Philippines.
- Millions of families in the Philippines have suffered unemployment and underemployment during the pandemic. The country’s people were poor in the first place. Many have taken to crime to make ends meet.
- The Duterte government in the Philippines leaves policing sexual exploitation of children to the internet service providers (ISP). It mandates that ISPs will notify the Philippine National Police (PNP) or the National Bureau of Investigation of any form of child pornography committed using its servers or facilities within seven days upon obtaining facts and evidence. (But, as all PH ISPs know, they are prohibited from monitoring any user, subscriber, or customer, or their content.)
- Many parents in the Philippines have been selling their children for sex through online connections, reports Voice of America in a detailed study.
- According to a Fall 2020 report in the Lancet medical journal, The Philippines has high rates of online sexual abuse of children, causing many psychological harms.
- The Philippines has become the global epicenter of the live-stream sexual abuse trade, says UNICEF.
- The age of consent in the Philippines is 12 years of age hence sex trade ring operators can operate within the law under some circumstances. This lowest-in-the-world consenting age along with misogynistic and rape-culture encouraging government attitudes from Malacanang have created a permissive attitude toward sex with young children say numerous women’s groups in the Philippines. The government however has agreed to raise the age of consent to 16 under considerable global pressure from The RINJ Foundation which has for over a decade established peer-reviewed universal guidelines for defining rape, sexual assault and and consent.
- Facebook has a long standing rule that limits account ownership to persons 13 years of age or older.
According to KidsHealth, “Many teens say they have:
- “been contacted online by someone they didn’t know in a way that made them feel scared or uncomfortable,
- “received online advertising that was inappropriate for their age,
- “lied about their age to get access to websites.”
In November 2019, Philippines Deputy Speaker and Laguna Legislative Representative Dan Fernandez filed House Bill 5307, Social Media Regulation and Protection Act of 2019, to limit the use of social media and to provide protection for children and minors. The law sets out that social media companies — such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, “will be required to strengthen features restricting users under the age of 13”, says a statement released by Representative Fernandez.
“There is a need to pass a legislation that puts children’s wellbeing on top priority. The legislation not only strengthens privacy and security, specifically for children and minors, but also champions consumer protection,” explained the Laguna Representative.
The bill is currently at Committee Level of the 18th Congress and has not entered law.
FPMag has been told by parents that there are now many ten/eleven-year-olds from the Philippines, rambling all around the Facebook site into the late hours of the night because of lack of routine discipline during the lockdown (kids are mostly banned from leaving home in cities. in the 110 million population country).
“Another factor is that millions of Filipino mothers are working outside the country as nannies, nurses, educators and maids. They send their money home to families and government and the income is a large part of the Philippines Gross Domestic Product. But that leaves young girls alone and unattended. They are in worse trouble for these horrible social media platforms that themselves track and exploit children whose data they sell to third party companies,” suggests Nurse Angeles.
Mr. Baldock agreed. “There must be a way people in the Philippines can wake up to what they have done to their children.”