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Teen suicide a growing concern globally – and how one man is addressing this issue




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Teen is a growing health concern. It is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed only by accidents, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But one man, Enon Landenberg hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel has taken it upon himself to counter this trend through a business he founded in 2013.

Like Saint John Bosco, an Italian Roman Catholic priest who dedicated his life for the education and betterment of kids, Bosco is a mobile app that monitors and analyses your child’s mood, temperament and detects any distress that the child may be going through.

Landenberg says that kids today are living in two parallel worlds – the physical world shared with their parents and the online world which is shared with their peers; and the parents often are completely unaware of what’s going on in their child’s life.

Cyberbullying and stalking has become such a big concern that the Singapore Government setup the Media Literacy Council to educate the public on netiquette, the online equivalent of etiquette.

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One in hundred kids who search the word suicide on the Internet goes on take their own lives. Kids go online, including Facetime, egged on by their friends to commit suicide for the whole world to see.

Kids get distressed when their classmates unfriend them on Facebook and Instagram – And most times, parents are completely unaware of the stresses that kids go through.

Yet, the mobile device has many other functions like tracking the location of the child and enables us to be in constant communication with our teenage kids.

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