The new environment of social media and the associated liking, commenting, and friending may seem very routine nowadays even though it has burst onto the scene in just recent years.
Because of this sudden burst, we really haven’t taken the time to study the effects of this new environment we live in.
The following story could be a very likely scenario which will allow us to study the harsh disservices social media has.
One day you receive a friend request, as you often do every week or so. It’s a nice looking man who you don’t seem to recognize, but who knows, maybe you’ve met him before. You accept.
Later that day you decide to post photos of your little 6-year-old girls birthday party, and you tag all of her friends through their parents.
“Great birthday fun at McKinley park, Missy looks forward to thanking all you kids for the gifts you gave her at Jefferson elementary tomorrow morning!”
Meanwhile the guy you friended earlier receives your post and sends out a mass email to his associates, and would be customers:
“American females and males, ages 5-6. $8-10 grand, inquire on specific.”
You’ve essentially just given a trafficker and his customers multiple pickings not to mention the school they attend and the park which they frequent.
Please stop posting everything about your life on Social media. And for the love of God stop posting your children’s photos on the internet, especially not as your profile pic.
Even if you only have exclusive online friends, it still doesn’t matter. All it takes is one account to be hacked and you’ve just offered up your children’s images to all kinds of freaks, molesters, and yes, traffickers.
STOP ADDING STRANGERS ON FACEBOOK
STOP posting everything about your life on Facebook.
Please share this important warning with all your friends! It can prevent a tragedy.
Avoid keeping children’s pictures as profile picture.