A video emerged on social media where school children reenact what seems to be scenes from Konka, a nightclub in Soweto, South Africa. Konka is the most popular club in South Africa at the moment and regularly trends for the amount of money people spend at the establishment.
In the video, young school girls put on paper nails and then strut on the grass. A young lad then appears to be making a phone call before three girls wear paper sunglasses and handbags strut inside a room with a door written, "Konka no under 18s allowed".
Other kids then walk around in what looks like paper champagne bottles that have paper sparkles on top. Another group is then seen smoking paper hubbly pipes before a boy who appears to be South African dj, Black Coffee due to him spinning the paper decks using one hand, makes an appearance. The boy is even wearing spectacles like Black Coffee.
A group of girls in paper handbags are then seen seemingly dancing to the imagination music while others continue to smoke their fake hubblies.
The video is controversial because it contains children imitating adult behavior. The problem with that is that children's minds have not developed enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions like adults. Kids of that age should be focused on their schoolwork and they should be interested in childish shows like Sofia the first. Where do they see these things?
Short answer: Socia media. The videos we see on social media are accessible to children because children nowadays have smartphones and social media. So how do we filter this sort of content from social media?
It's difficult to tell a parent to not buy their children phones because children are a way for a parent to keep in touch with their child when they are apart. Also, age confirmation is not effective because children can always input a different age or a different birth year.
Sites like YouTube, Facebook and others do require a user's date of birth but again, that can be incorrectly imputed. Crucially, these sites don't even require verification.
Perhaps if we could use identity numbers like with betting applications and then use those identity numbers to filter age inappropriate content that might work. I wonder why these social media companies have not considered this.
Anyway DJ Black Coffee was happy with the video and stated:
"It was going down."
Other reacted as well. Check out their responses:
See the video here:
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