Let’s admit this fact that most of the relationships made online don’t stay in the digital world only. People do meet their online friends in the real world. We are also familiar with the impact of social forums, and the dating apps. Every day, thousands of new people join and blend in. They make friends online. Now if we talk about the teenagers all alone, teens get into the romantic relationship and try to present the cool side of their personality on such forums. According to the Pew Research Centre 69% of teens who have met a romantic partner online say they have met them in person. Which shows how teens trust their online friends and get ready to meet them in the real world without thinking about the predators and the dangers. To give parents and the teenagers a wake up call on the hazards of dating with online friends, a guy named Coby Persin made a video. In the video, he recorded a prank in which he friended with three different girls, aged between 12-14, online. He catfished them by creating a Facebook profile and pretending he was a 15-year-old boy named Jason. A few days later, he asked each of the girls to meet him, either at a local park, at their homes or even in a van. See what happened next here!
Don’t Let Your Teens Get Trapped!
Teens are innocent. They cannot understand the reality of catfishers, online predators or the sexual assaulters until you explain them everything. Even though you make them understand these facts, you are supposed to keep a check on their activities too. Be tech-savvy and save your kids in time.