As a parent, we try so hard to do anything to protect our kids from any unforeseen danger or predators. But the saddest moment is when we become the reason for exposing them to danger.
If you are puzzled how a parent can put their kid to danger, then this story is for you. This story is a reminder of how our harmless actions can put our kids in the most dangerous situations.
Andrea Bright, a mother who has just experienced the worst nightmare, wants to share her story to warn other parents of not repeating the same mistake.
When Andrea, a mother of 9-year-old daughter, found pictures of her daughter on an adult dating website, she had to warn other parents about posting pictures of their kids on Facebook.
“Don’t post your kids, cause things like this will happen”, she shared with Firstcoast.
The nightmare started with a message on Facebook from a mysterious sender, someone this mother didn’t know. When she opened the message, it had a link to the dating website – Plenty Of Fish with her 9-YO- girls picture on it.
“I broke down. I cried ’cause I didn’t know who it was, so I cried,” said Bright.
The account’s profile showed it was an adult user, aged 31. She firmly believed that the picture was pulled from her Facebook page.
“It was saying ‘I just want to have fun’ or something” said Bright.
The moment she saw the picture of her 9-year-old daughter, Bright called the police and filed a report. Though the police report only mentions the incident with the 9-YO, the family believes they’re being targeted.
Bright said the same mysterious Facebook account has sent her more profiles, including one pretending to be her 13-year-old niece, soliciting sex for money. When First Coast News tried to find that page, it did not exist.
“Don’t ruin my grandkid’s name, don’t put my grandkid’s picture on Facebook. Don’t do to others as you wouldn’t want done to you” said the child’s grandmother, Deborah Bright.
Now, the terrified 9-year-old is not even been able to sleep through the night.
“She keeps asking, ‘Mommy, when are they going to do something ’bout this? Why would they choose me?'” Bright said.
Though the police department is investigating the incident, Bright shared that she won’t be putting any more pictures of her daughter online.
Doesn’t matter if you are sharing pictures of your kid on Facebook or Instagram or in a contest run by various websites or brands. Doesn’t matter if you want to upload a picture to show the whole world how much you love your kids.
Remember, your display of love like this can harm your kid in the worst way possible.