Last night I had a very difficult-to -sleep night. I was disturbed and thoughts were all over my head. Before sleeping I have that bad habit of checking my social media accounts, as if something very important I would be missing if I didn’t. Ok having said that, scrolling down the screen I arrived at one of my favorite pages which this evening had published a video which came out as a result of a social experiment. Coby Persin, 21 years old – a YouTube star who performs pranks and experiments had chated up with chatted up three young girls, aged 12, 13, and 14, by pretending to be a 15-year-old who lived nearby. Surprisingly enough the all three agreed to meet him when their parents weren’t around, with one even climbing into his van. People who have specific interest on kids, and in this case young girls, – have been hiding behind the anonymity of the internet for years – but unfortunately, it seems that some teens and tweens think their parents’ warnings about the dangers of speaking to strangers online are just unwarranted overreactions.
Coby set out to help some New York-area parents teach their children how real the threat of pedophiles, rapists, and abductors truly is, posing as a teen himself and luring their young daughters into potentially dangerous situations by first striking up conversations with them on Facebook.
‘How easy is it for a pedophile to pick up an underage child using social media?’ he asks in a new video, quickly proving that it’s not very difficult at all.
‘I made a fake profile on Facebook posing as a 15-year-old boy,’ Coby explains, showing off a page for a made-up teen named Jason Biazzio. ‘With their parents’ permission, I friend-requested three girls ages 14, 13, and 12.’ Coby didn’t have to work hard to set the groundwork for a first meeting with any of these young ladies, merely chatting with them online or via text for three or four days before arranging to meet up at their homes or somewhere nearby. ‘What we found in this video is shocking and something everyone should see,’ he says.
You could also check the video but here we just decided to share only one of the three stories.
Jenna, the oldest of the girls tested at age 14, has the scariest encounter of all – and hopefully was shaken up enough to learn a valuable lesson. She thinks her parents are going out tonight for date night,’ Coby says, sitting with her mom and dad in a van. Jenna has agreed to meet up with ‘Jason’, and thinks his older brother will be driving them somewhere. Her parents don’t believe she will go through with it.
However, she does come out of the house when Coby pulls up. After asking outside the passenger-side window if he is Jason’s brother, she opens the door and climbs in.
Immediately, her parents – who are now sitting in the back of the van wearing ski masks to hide their faces – start grabbing her and pulling her. Jenna screams uncontrollably and unsuccessfully tries to kick the door open until her parents remove the masks and reassure her that it’s just them.
Don’t get in the car:
14-year-old Jenna agreed to be picked up by Jason’s older brother
Little did she know, her parents were hiding in the back, wearing ski masks. Scared for her life – When she got in the van, everyone inside began grabbing her violently – and Jenna started to scream. But the reassuring tones don’t last long. Jenna’s mother rips her cell phone out of her lap and says, filled with fury: “What would have happened if you came out and it wasn’t us sitting out here? And it was really crazy people sitting back here?”
‘We never would’ve saw you again,’ adds her father.
Her mother notes that they’ve even talked about this kind of thing in the past, that she’s taught
Jenna the dangers of rapists and abductors. The teen sits shamefully in the front, silent.
Coby concludes the video by noting that there are over 750,000 registered sex offenders currently living in the United States – and perhaps more parents need to have serious discussions with their children about what could happen if they act irresponsibly.