The internet and its social networks
can both be a curse and a blessing. This mother had to learn that painfully.
Everyone should know her story and draw the right conclusions. It is about the
welfare of our children.
Imagine that you're on Face book and
get a friend request from a stranger. As I said, you don't know him or her at
all. But the profile picture is actually quite nice and it speaks to you
somehow. So then you accept the request. Just like that. What could go wrong
Everything quickly forgotten, because
you have something much more important to do: your daughter (or son) is
starting school for the first time. You're so proud of your offspring, how she
has made herself ready for her big day and you post the best photos on Face
book. Underneath you write something like: "What a day! Unbelievable who
big my sweetheart has become." Then you even link the picture with the
name of the school and upload it on Face book. A couple clicks - done. But the
consequences are terrifying.
Because what then happens in secret
is unimaginable: the stranger whom you have add to your friend list a few days
ago, has now long saved the picture, uploaded it to an online catalogue and
sent it to hundreds of men around the world! Her writes underneath it:
"Young blood, American girl. Not
even 6 years old! Only 5,000 dollars!"
You have no idea this is happening,
for it's all going on behind your back. But the horror first begins when you
want to pick up your daughter from school a few weeks later - but no one is
there! You look everywhere; ask everyone who you pass while stricken with
tears: Have you seen my kid?
What is now happening with the little
one is something you probably don't want to know. And all of this wouldn't have
happened if you hadn't committed this serious mistake. And even if you're lucky
and your child is spared, the disgusting feeling of knowing that your
sweetheart's picture will end up in a catalog for child molesters.
So:STOP FRIENDING STRANGERS ON
It's better to have one less
"friend" than to live through this horror story.
We must never forget this message: be
vigilant and nurture a healthy dose of skepticism while dealing with strangers
on the internet. Reject friend requests from strangers! And most importantly:
no pictures of children! Because they often land in the wrong hands. Pedophiles
often look for such openness. In real life, you wouldn't show everyone your
private life, right? Here you can watch how to protect your profile from
Please share this important warning
with all your friends! It can prevent a tragedy.