We as parents try to shield our children from the evil in this world and in today’s world, the parents do need to keep a strict watch on their children’s activities. Because although your innocent ward might be doing what is actually not wrong but there are many people out there hunting for people just like him or her.
The internet is continuously growing in today’s world with new inventions being made everyday. Social media is one of the biggest product of the ever-growing web of computers and recent trends show everyone from the age of 10 to 80 is on some or the other form of social media.
But what if we say that there are wicked minds waiting out there to prey on these 10-15 year olds. That would be quite scary won’t it? In all honesty it is actually true as proved by a recent incident in England.
Charlene Baxter age 29 who is a resident of Southall Middlesex travelled to Christchurch just to take advantage of a 13-year-old. Now you might be thinking that these two places are way apart so how did she even know this boy.
Charlene befriended the boy on Facebook. She chatted with him causally before sending him sexually explicit pictures and sexting with him. Charlene groomed him in a way that the boy accepted her request of meeting her on a beach.
When Charlene met the boy she gave him alcohol and indulged in sexual activity with the minor in a tent on the beach.
The mother of the victim found out that her child was missing and contacted the police. On checking his room she found explicit pictures of Charlene on his son’s computer that made his absence clear. The boy contacted his mother a day later and was found unharmed.
Charlene was caught while trying to leave the district at the Basingstoke railway station.
She was sentenced to five years of jail and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
We know you want to be the cool parents and give freedom to your children to learn from their own mistakes but beware someone out there might be waiting just for this. Keep an eye out on the online activity of your children until they understand the difference between right and wrong.