Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and so on. The women had different ideas about dangers of talking to strangers on the internet children have no qualms about talking to strangers online and why parents remain in the dark about this behaviour. The online world is exciting no doubt, and one can make many more friends here than in the real world, but there is also the associated risk of stranger-danger. Children know it and they consciously avoid strangers who try to befriend them in the mall or fairground but show little of the prudence online. Image Source So you finally made it to the age where your parents are beginning to trust you with your first social media account! While this is definitely an exciting moment in your life, it is important to remember that having a social media account also comes with certain responsibilities. Parents, teachers, and maybe even your favorite TV shows have all been sure to express to us how important it is to never talk to a stranger who approaches you on the street or to never get into a car with a nice man who claims to have claims to have lost his puppy and needs help finding it.
Everyone's heard it before. It's common sense, right? I heard the same thing when I was young. By the time I started to use the Internet, I knew exactly what I was in for. This Internet was a dark and dangerous place.