Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Parents,... Be Careful How Much Info You Share About Your Children,...

I saw this on facebook and it deserves a share here too. I see too much info from parents sharing photos, locations, times at those locations that it just isn't safe to be doing so. Hey, it is the world in which we live now. People walking around with the net in their hands, It is a stalkers and pedophiles dream come true.  Educate your kids about the dangers. But education alone isn't enough. While it might help them in making decisions about people they don't know, it won't keep them from be snatched up against their will. The following is the share from facebook. Feel free to share it.
A guy sends you a friend request. You don’t know him, but he’s got a cute profile picture, so you accept his friend request.
It’s your baby girl’s first day of school. She looks SO cute in her new outfit you just have to take a picture and put it on Facebook so all your friends and family can see.
You’re so excited dropping her off that you ‘Check in’ to her school on FB saying
‘I can’t believe how big she’s gotten. Time sure flies. One proud momma/daddy right here’.
Meanwhile, the mystery guy whose friend request you hurriedly accepted earlier this morning is saving that picture you posted of your daughter in her cute new outfit to his phone and texting it to 60 other grown men across the world with the caption –
‘American Female. Age 5.
Brown Hair. Black Eyes.
$5,000-‘.
Not only did you provide a picture of your little girl to a child trafficker, you’ve handed him the name and exact location of her school on a silver cyber platter.
You go to pick her up at 3:00 this afternoon, but she’s nowhere to be found.
Little do you know, your precious baby girl was sold to a 43 years old pedophile before you even stepped foot off campus this morning, and now she’s on her way to South Africa with a bag over her head, confused, terrified and crying because a man she’s never seen before picked her up from school, and now she doesn’t know where her parents are, where she’s going, or what’s gonna happen to her.
STOP ADDING STRANGERS ON FACEBOOK
and
STOP
posting everything about your life on Facebook.
Avoid keeping children’s pictures as profile picture.
Please SHARE it for the sake of all kids and parents.
Keep your kids safe,.... you owe it to them.

1 comment:

  1. This is definitely something to think about, and we should all be careful for various reasons about "talking to strangers" online or in person. I'm not saying this can't happen (I know it does) but these days it won't most likely won't happen at an elementary school. They have lots of safeguards for picking up kids. But the parks, malls, the grocery store...when you let the little ones out of your sight even for a minute or two, that's when they are so easily snatched.

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