For this session of RRR we watched a short film called Lost Princess and it was about privacy online, and how to avoid getting in bad situations. There were 3 characters, and each were caught in a dangerous scenario. These stories are true, and has happened to people although different children acted them out.
Out of the 3 characters I chose Kieran, an 11 boy who is addicted to gaming online. Everyday after school he would go home and game, even way after him parents went to bed. This continued until he was 15 years old! He even dropped out of school because he wanted to game. Eventually, he realised what he was doing with his life,and how he could improve. He joined a clinic to help people like him, and started doing the things that video gaming made him forget.
It negatively affected his life in a way that he would no longer hang out with friends, almost never went outside for fresh air and hardly talked or socialised with anyone!
They way that this problem came to an end was that Kieran realised how much time he spent on him games, and what his life had become. Dropping out of school, losing friends, now he must fix this.
To prevent this from happening, I would listen to parents when they say to get off your games and spend some time doing the things you love. Overall, I believe it makes you a lot happier, and gives you more free time.
The message that I took away from this film was that the internet can be an awesome place to play games, contact friends, ect. But the online world can be a dangerous place if you share your private information, let people know your phone number, email or passwords. If anything suspicious is happening, someone asking for you private information or to meet up when you don’t know them personally, tell a trusted adult.
I really enjoyed this film and would recommend to everyone.