Please have a check on your children's social media involvementA couple of days ago, I was shocked to know that a particular rowdy who was connected to my friend's daughter, only through Facebook, threatened her that he would share the selfies that he took with her, on Facebook, if she refused to date with him. This girl had apparently thought that the fellow is a nice fellow. Fact is, he is just a total stranger, who got in touch only through Facebook.
Since she had shared her workplace details, he had narrowed down on knowing her cell number through someone else. What had started as friendship has become a serious affair. More so, since the girl's parents have already identified a suitable match for her, elsewhere. Only now, the parents know about all this Facebook contact.
Wisely, the girl had the guts to lodge a police complaint. A very highly placed Chennai police official, took the matter so seriously. The boy was thrashed black and blue and all selfies were erased. His mobile was taken over by the police. The boy apologized in presence of his parents.
This is a big problem now. Please do keep a big watch on your children's involvement in Facebook and do not allow them to share all personal details. No friendship with strangers is ever advisable.