Concerned mum Nathalie Brown goes undercover using ‘un-social media tactics’ to expose secret lives of teenagers on Facebook. How many concerned parents out there want to do the same?
The mother of two, posing as a 14 year old, quickly amassed 76 friends despite using a fake profile, proving how easily predator ‘friends’ could get phone numbers, raunchy photos and invites to parties.
Wanting to see what her 15-year-old could be confronted with Ms Brown stumbled on pages that had children bragging about sexual ability, skipping class, even a profile littered with porn videos and rape accusations.
“I was shocked by what I saw, especially the rape comments,” she said.
The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General last month discussed whether parents should be given the legal right to see their children’s Facebook pages, with a resolution yet to be reached.
What do you think – duty of care vs privacy?