Foreigner Challenge on Instagram: The Foreigner Challenge is an online trend sweeping social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, featuring young people making video montages of themselves to post online and sharing the footage publicly.
Unfortunately, however, this challenge has raised serious concerns over participants’ safety and privacy; especially minors taking part. Here are frequently asked questions and answers about it.
What is Foreigner Challenge On Instagram?
The Foreigner Challenge encourages young people to create and post a ‘funimate’ of themselves on social media using Funimate, an editing app which enables users to combine photos and short videos into longer ones with music; especially Pop Smoke’s Foreigner 1 soundtrack as this has proven particularly popular with participants.
Funimate videos may either be shared on social media platforms, or sent directly to an Instagram account dedicated to Foreigner Challenge videos where they will be judged, commented upon and rated according to netizen opinions12.
Why can the Foreigner Challenge be dangerous?
While the challenge began as people uploading selfies and images of themselves online, it has taken an unfortunate turn for the worse. Young boys and girls began posting explicit images and videos that got them into trouble.
According to media portals, the challenge has been speculated to be child pornography; those engaging in it could face severe criminal convictions for doing so if caught. Therefore, many on social media have been calling on its organizers to cease exposing young children online through Funimates; all videos must also be deleted from social media. Therefore people using it must also request it stop immediately.
How can parents protect their children against the Foreigner Challenge?
Parents need to be aware of the Foreigner Challenge and its potential dangers for their children. They should monitor online activities of their children, especially social media accounts for signs of involvement in this challenge.
Parents should educate children on the potential harm that results from sharing personal or intimate data online and the repercussions thereof, report any illegal content they come across online platforms and notify authorities if necessary.
How can users circumvent the Foreigner Challenge?
Users who do not wish to participate or view the Foreigner Challenge can take steps to prevent themselves from doing so, such as blocking any accounts promoting it, setting filters or filters settings so as to limit what content they see, reporting any accounts or videos violating terms of service of platforms, law, etc.
They could also choose not to download Funimate app or similar apps that might be used as part of this challenge.
What are some alternatives to the Foreigner Challenge?
Users looking to have some online fun can explore other challenges that are safer and more positive.
They could join or create other challenges that are creative, humorous, educational or charitable; alternative apps or tools allow users to make videos or photos without compromising privacy or dignity; they could share talents, hobbies, interests or opinions without risk of harm or criticism online.
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