45 Minutes in The PreyGround—Enter the Mind of a Predator Through Interactive Installations in Singapore
More than we think, child grooming has been a widespread issue in Singapore—a concerning yet distressing phenomenon that often goes unreported or swept under the rug. Child grooming is defined as befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a child with the objective of sexual abuse and manipulation. In an effort to stand against these disturbing occurrences, Flag, You’re It was birthed—Singapore’s first youth movement against online child grooming (OCG).
In January 2020, Flag, You’re It officially launched online with the support of Minister Shanmugam
and Minister Grace Fu
. With its name a play on words, Flag, You’re It was established in hopes of providing a safe space for victims to call out perpetrators, and also for them to share their stories with one another.
This year alone, Microsoft reported that 2 in 3 secondary school students receive unwanted sexual content online. More alarmingly, in-depth interviews found that over half of youths know of a peer who has been or came close to being sexually manipulated by an older online “friend”.
A group of NTU students have helmed an experiential exhibition, 45 Minutes in The PreyGround, which was officially launched at the National Library Board. There, attendees can supposedly enter the mind of a predator through interactive art installations and real victim stories.
Alongside campaign partners such as IMDA, Facebook, Singapore Children’s Society, and more, the Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung, and many other partners graced the launch event of 45 Minutes in The PreyGround. Additionally, two victims of online child grooming also turned up and had the chance to walk through this interactive experience.
Date: Until 29 February 2020
Time: 10am to 9pm Daily
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