Parents in Cork expressed outrage, following the discovery a young Cork girl is sharing images of herself on a platform called VSCO. The self-generated, or user-generated content was described as inappropriate by those who viewed the imagery. VSCO is an image sharing site. It is frequently used by professional photographers, as it offers superior methods of photo and video editing for their content.
It will have come as a shock to many this week, to see a young 24-year-old Dublin woman charged with the defilement of a child, a teenage boy. This is something we have not really seen in Ireland up to now. A very young woman, who if convicted of the alleged offence, will be registered Sex Offender. The reported allegations involve a student from the school she worked in, who was under 17.
In an ever more connected world, people are feeling more isolated and lonely than ever before. We need to be more conscious of this. The number of young people seeking help for Mental Health related issues is steadily rising year on year. Unfortunately, the increasing awareness of Mental Health issues, has not removed the cultural stigma associated with suffering from a mental illness.