My 13 year old daughter is a typical teen , her mobile phone is constantly attached to her right hand. I know about the dangers of children being online but it never worried me as all she ever did was play games or design the latest outfits. So I didn’t have to worry who she was talking to online
Last week she ventured on to facebook and was happy when a 14 year old girl from Candada made friends with her. She sat chatting away on the phone via messenger. It was great as this girl had so much in common with my daughter so I thought it could be a friendship in the making.
So to make sure my daughter was safe we asked if we could read the messages. Well I was shocked at what I was reading . There were comments and questions like you look gorgeous, what size are you ? , then the worst one what size is your chest ? . I couldn’t believe a 14 year old girl would ask such questions !!!.
Then again it was what size is your chest, you look gorgeous. I immediately got hold of her phone and said to the person that I was her mum and didn’t like what they were saying and would immediately block them. They then had the cheek to try and apologise!!. My daughter was in shock and upset that this had all happened. I can see now how easy it is to be groomed. I think we were on of the lucky ones and person became a bit eager and wasn’t so subtle.
I am just thankful my daughter let us see who she was talking to online and we stopped it. We had the chat about the dangers online and I think now she is going to think twice before chatting to any stranger online.