The internet is it’s own little world where people can escape from the reality of their everyday lives, like in any world there is always a dark side. Linking back to the subject of online privacy no one really knows how safe they actually are on the internet and what kinds of people are looking at their social media accounts; which is why internet safety is an important topic of discussion, you never know for sure what kind of people are on the internet and what they are capable of; even know all this may seem obvious for someone more mature but for young children it isn’t so obvious.
Sadly for some their naivety is fatal, Breck Bednar was one of these people who wasn’t aware of such dangers. Breck who was 14 at the time of his murder had no idea of the dangers of online predators and was befriended by Lewis Daynes (aged 18) who he thought was his best friend, but Lewis’s one priority was to find a victim through various gaming platforms. Even if you think you know someone online you will never know their full intentions; especially if they’re a stranger you have never met. People have become more aware of this over the years because of these types of crimes.
Facebook is a big platform where a lot of people do not care or are not aware when it comes to how much information can be shared around for all kinds of people to see, I see a lot of young children have no filter about what they post, some even posting their phone numbers and addresses. There are thousands of predators who scroll through such sites to try manipulate the young and naive, these children are willingly posting information without privacy not thinking who could potentially see it.