But with a smartphone in hand, their communication keeps changing. They can watch, create, and share video — preferably live video.
Not only is it authentic and spontaneous, but it’s also the closest thing to hanging out in person.
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Mr Nikai's office at the Liberal Democratic Party could not confirm his reported comments, which appeared not to include any direct reference to the "comfort women" issue.
A South Korean foreign ministry official said in response: "Comments related to relations between South Korea and Japan, including those regarding the comfort women issue, should be made with care."The official declined to be identified citing sensitivity of the issue.'Comfort women' is a euphemistic term referring to those forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, an issue that has long plagued bilateral ties.
So, what are these apps that are taking kids by storm? Users simply fire up an app such as Facebook or Periscope, turn on the live-streaming feature, aim the camera on themselves, and broadcast to whomever is following them on the app.
Social video-chatting is similar to video-chat apps such as Face Time or Skype, but it’s usually done with lots of people.
Speaking with South Korean lawmakers, Nikai said on Saturday that “those plotting schemes” to block bilateral ties from moving forward should be “eradicated”, several Japanese and South Korean media reported.
Nikai's office at the Liberal Democratic Party could not confirm his reported comments, which appeared not to include any direct reference to the “comfort women” issue.
But he came under fire from South Korean civic groups for possibly criticising people who support the reversal of a controversial agreement struck by Tokyo and Seoul's former conservative government in 2015 to resolve the issue.
While these apps tap into teens’ natural desire to connect, relate, and belong, there are some modern-day motivations and concerns, such as chasing fame, oversharing, and even criminal behavior, that parents need to be aware of and help kids manage.
Teens have used the technology to stream their own suicides or crimes, so it’s very possible to see horrifying things because live video is so difficult to moderate. Just as people have become famous on You Tube, there are live-stream celebrities, and kids tune in to watch them, follow them, and even buy them “gifts,” which are basically online donations.