Friday, December 3, 2010

FB can be good and dangerous....

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?

10 comments:

imriz said...

my kids have an fb account but since the hype on farmville slowly ebbed, and that my kids were no longer addicted to fb, i can now heave a sigh of relief.

Birthmark said...

I had my ex's nieces and nephew in my list. And a couple of cousins of hers who are also under 18. A friend's daughter who is barely 7 has an account too, just to play games.

They are doing good. So far. Touch wood, hope nothing will ever happen to them.

suituapui said...

Ya...have to be careful. Anyway, no need for children to be online. They will not become crippled and dependent...like how many students these days cannot even calculate a simple Arithmetic sum without a calculator. Real useless...

AngelineBK said...

Sounds scary.Using FB is unlimited,but being parents must be alert of this kind of issue too!

eugene said...

It is about the age of time,right? but then again,parents must take up the responsibility to take them out playing in the field not just hooked on the net..

sexy jessie said...

Imriz:Thank God, your kids are not addicted to FB anymore, perhaps you should check whether they are surfing other site?

Birthmark:Hope that nothing will happen. Their parents should check on them.

sexy jessie said...

STP:Children can be online, just that their parents need to be on a vigilant. I also need a calculator to calculate..Lol...

Angeline:Your son soon will be exposed to FB and other online game. Soon, he will be begging for a Fb account.

sexy jessie said...

Eugene:Agree with you, parents play an important part. Sad to say, parents seem to have lesses time for the children, that's the reason their kids are on the net 9 hours daily.

Mom Daughter Style said...

For privacy reasons, I don't want to put too much personal information, either facebook or blogging and I'm old. I'm guilty of putting a lot of pictures though.

I hope kids are going to be more protected.

sexyjessie said...

MDS:Yeap, never put any personal info on the net. Nope, you are not old, you looked good in your pics. :)