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IN People ON 19 Feb, 2016
The Internet has definitely made the world a global village.
We sometimes sit back and wonder at the marvel of technology. The innumerable social networking sites help us to keep in touch with our near and dear ones, just a click away. It is a blessing as well as a curse. While you should keep your closed ones updated about what's going on with you but, at the same time, you should know when to draw boundaries.
Remember not every other person on your friend list is that close to you. You may have befriended strangers even. Learn to keep your life a little private. In real life, you would never go beyond a point of sharing everything with the public right? Then, why online? And most importantly why at all befriend someone who is a complete stranger?
Read on to find out the way a simple Facebook post turns out to be a nightmare for a mother.
Obviously, you take it to Facebook with posts and pictures exclaiming your happiness about how quickly she or he grew up.
Your excitement is justified but, you would have never thought what all these could lead to.
She or he saves the picture and uploads it on an online catalog. Within no time, the picture is sent to thousands of men around the world with a write-up, "Youngblood, American girl. Not even six years old! Only 10,000 dollars!" All this happens without your knowledge, behind your back.
It may take weeks to occur but, it will. You go on searching and don't even find a trace of your innocent child. Nobody around has a clue about him or her either.
Crying for hours and even using every other contact is of no help because more or less everyone is as helpless as you.
Your adorable little one is in cruel hands. Remember, the world out there is big and bad.
It makes their job even more easier. They are everywhere and can be anybody.
They are highly efficient in hiding their identity and might even be one among those whom you are complaining to and sharing all the details with. You never know.
Still, you would never be able to forgive yourself for making the pictures of your child land with child molesters.
A strict no to befriending strangers and even, no uploading of pictures of children. Live in the real world. Stop becoming a slave to virtual media. It will get you nowhere. Rather, it gives you pain and sometimes unbelievable suffering.