I recently watched a program on tv about the dangers of your teenagers chatting on the internet. A lot of the time they do not have a clue who they are talking too and their parents are not aware that they are even talking to anyone. This program highlighted the story of Kayleigh Harwood. She was a 15 year old girl who was groomed by a 27 year old man she met online through Facebook. They exchanged 2643 text messages on Facebook only two weeks after they met up. She told her parents that she was at a friends house. She was in fact staying with the 27 year old man. The meeting resulted in her getting raped and murdered.
As a result of the murder Leicestershire police with the support of her parents produced a 5 minute film called “Kayleigh’S love story”. It is a harrowing film that contains an important message of the consequences of talking to and meeting strangers on line.
I believe that all parents and most definitely all teenagers should watch this film.
I have made sure I have shown my children this vides no matter harrowing it is.