Teen video chat strangers
In the five-minute film, Haywood is seen chatting online with 28-year-old Luke Harlow, whom she agreed to meet after more than 2,600 messages over the course of 13 days. " Harlow told Haywood via Facebook, to which she replied "Fine - who are you?Harlow was grooming Haywood along with two other girls he had also been chatting to.After telling her parents she was staying at a friend's house, Haywood spent the night at Harlow's house.She was held for two days against her will by the man and his neighbour, 29-year-old Stephen Beadman.She tried to flee but was recaptured by Beadman, who raped and murdered her.
Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
I am not going to go on a long rant about immorality or express my true feelings about the class of a person it takes to create certain apps for monetary gain, all the while knowing full well that children can and will fall victim while using those apps; instead, I am going to stick with the matter at hand.
Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.
And, if you are reading this as a young person or young adult who thinks I am being condescending, tough.