I was asking my church's children what they do during this school holiday. The younger one will play with their favourite toys being it "Toy Story", "Ultraman" and "Power Rangers".
It's said that an average Malaysian will spent daily 9 hours surfing Face Book. What's more with the children?
I was shocked to hear that my church's children who are under 18 years of age have the account.
Clearly they lied about their age so that their membership can be accepted..
FB user policy strict rules that they only accept members who are 18 years of age and above.
There are 500 millions FB's users, 200 millions are FB mobile users. These underage kids belonged to any of these statistics.
I told my church's kids to be careful of accepting any FB's friends. An innocent child might stumble upon a friendly website. Or they might be a friend to someone who appears attractive and friendly.
Not knowingly they are paedophiles behind these friendly faces.
Do parents know who are their FB friends? Which websites their children surf? Are these sites porn free?
Parents must continue to be on a vigilant and check their children's surfing activity so that their children won't be a victim of these cases.
Not only children are the target of these paedophiles or schemers, but adults are easily victimised.
Today, the Star http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp%20file=/2010/12/3/nation/7546072&sec=nation reported that drug rings use FB to befriend Malaysian varsity students to become drug mules. These students are FB users.
These victims fell for the promises of an overseas holiday. Unknowingly, they are Nigerians drug syndicate and 785 Malaysian drug mules have been arrested overseas.
FB can be a good friend but it also can be a dangerous friend.
Ps. As parents, do you check and know what site your children surf?