Foundation T.I.M. (Against Internet Misconduct) was founded by Geert and Anita Reynders, together with their daughter Anna.
"On May 6, 2017 our 16-year-old son Tim died as a result of a fatal 'choking game'. For us, unfortunately, a totally unknown world has opened up of dangerous and absurd online challenges. Parents, doctors, schools and educators know less and less what the children are confronted with via the internet. As Tim's parents and sister, we then conceived the idea of structurally warning about these kinds of online challenges. We want to prevent new victims among young people. "
In the meantime, a group of volunteers from various areas of expertise has volunteered to help and support the family.
The current website is mainly aimed at providing information to the parents and schools. But from our foundation, we also want to approach young people themselves with targeted and frequent campaigns and campaigns. This is planned for the first half of 2019. This is also the reason why every donation is still important.
Studies show that more than 50% of the young people know the choking game and about 10% have also experimented with it. These figures are shocking. Good information provision cannot depend solely on private initiatives such as those of our foundation. We therefore strive for structural attention at schools for dangerous challenges and media literacy in general. The first contacts have been made with the Ministry of Education and with the European Union, but will need much more support.