‘Baby Yoga’ Video on Facebook Draws Activists’ Ire

6 Jun 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Exclusive: Woman behind viral ‘child abuse’ video on Facebook speaks to Independent.ie.

LONDON: Facebook has come under pressure from a leading British child protection charity over a controversial video, which shows a crying baby repeatedly being dunked in a bucket of water, the BBC reported.Facebook said it will remove some posts of a ‘disturbing’ baby abuse video after the company was criticized for initially refusing to take it down.The woman claiming to be behind the viral Facebook video of a child being abused reached out to Independent.ie to explain why she posted the video on social media. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has criticised the social network over its decision not to remove the clip, which the society said shows a “terrified, sobbing baby” becoming distressed after being picked up and submerged in water several times.

Claire Lilley, who leads Child Safety Online for the NSPCC, urged the government to create a new organisation “armed with the legal powers to ensure internet companies are transparent and accountable,” reported the BBC. Hilliard claims she was sent the video from an anonymous person in the Philippines following mass media coverage of an investigation ‘No Longer Victims’ were conducting there in relation to another abuse case.

The two-minute clip, which has been shared thousands of times around the world, shows an unidentified woman immersing the screaming new-born in the water by its stretched arms. It is unclear when or where the video was made but it was reported to Facebook in Britain on Wednesday on the basis of “graphic violence” and “nudity”. It has also been training Sure Staff staff, health visitors and midwives for years as the benefits of the gentle practices were recognised. “As the world initiator of the label Baby Yoga in 1996, I could have, perhaps should have, trademarked it as a hallmark of the gentle and safe movements we promote to enhance babies’ enjoyment of close interaction with parents or main carers. The “baby yoga” video, which is thought to originate from Indonesia, also shows the child being swung around by its limbs, with its head unsupported, and held upside down before falling silent.

A trained yoga teacher herself she created an original programme of movements and nurturing relaxation for mothers to be and new mums and their babies. In a statement, it said it was allowing the video to be used “in cases where people are raising awareness or condemning the practice” and would mark the video as disturbing.

Freedman believes that “through loving interaction and fun, it helps the brain to grow lots of happy neuron networks at the time of most intense growth in human life.” Birthlight executive manager Sylvie Russell said: “I found it quite sickening. His cry is that of a newborn, and there is no way he’d be able to support that swinging for that long. “Like others, we find the behaviour in this video upsetting and disturbing.

Director of Policy Simon Milner told the BBC. “We’ve seen from experience that when things like that are shared, it can and does lead to the rescue of the child,” Milner said. “That’s what we hope happens in this case.” Some viewers questioned whether the video depicted a cultural practice, CTV reported. In cases like these, we face a difficult choice: balancing people’s desire to raise awareness of behaviour like this against the disturbing nature of the video. It has called on the British government to ensure that social media companies proactively prevent users from posting inappropriate images or videos of children online so that people in the UK are “no longer exposed to this kind of dreadful and disturbing content”. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network The baby is clearly in distress. “It is about creating a bond between baby and mother, teaching mothers how to hold them in ways that can help with all sorts of issues – feeding difficulties, helping them to sleep. “For example, during the classes I was introduced to a new way of picking Adam from the floor, which involves a circular movement as opposed to just placing him flat tummy to tummy.

She said: “I’d done yoga throughout my pregnancy so was keen to get back to it as soon as possible, knowing it would help me recover from childbirth. But babies are born with natural reflexes, which we can use to help them develop physically and intellectually. “’The method was originally developed to cure and correct the health of children having muscular or skeletal problems but it is also suitable for healthy children. “And the children often turn out to be early readers, singers, talkers, swimmers.

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