On October 25, 2023, we met with mothers who lost their child to cyber bullying and Fair Play Organization https://fairplayforkids.org/mission-impact/,who are working to combat cyber bullying and providing online awareness to legislation and politicians. They are on their way to getting the Kids Online Saftey Bill pass.
In the meantime, parents we need to be vilgelant in making sure that we provide allocated screen time, know what our children are doing and monitoring what they are doing.
We met with surviving parents whose child succumb to online cyber challenges or faced online cyber bullying. It was an outstanding meeting with them yesterday and hearing about their coping processes during their time of grief. They are meeting with legislation and politicians in passing the Kids Online Safety Act. In the meantime, parents be vigilant in making sure what your children are doing by watching what they do, providing scream time, monitoring their technology. Let’s provide a safer online world for our kids.
We consider it an excellent opportunity and an honor to have work with Grunt Style T-shirts to create a custom foundation t-shirt for you to purchase. Matthew was the kind of kid that helped anyone he met. He showed new kids around the school. He was considered the "ambassador" of his academy for his likeability & openness. Matt was always taking up & protecting kids that got bullied at school. Also, he wanted to serve his country in the military like his father when he grew up. His parents, however, never knew that he was playing a dangerous game called the "Choking Game" with people online. This game, unfortunately, took his life on March 7th, 2019. It is our sincere belief that with your help, this t-shirt can help to bring awareness to a threat to our children and young people called the "Choking Game." This threat is a childhood asphyxiation game that took the life of our son and foundation namesake Matthew Minor. But this game does not have to cause young people to lose their lives if we can increase awareness. Children are playing this game through online social formats. Many parents and adults do not know their kids are participating in these games.