What can you say about rape cases which started from social networking sites?

@ellebj (784)
Philippines
July 1, 2011 8:41am CST
Everyone was alarmed when series of tv news talks about rape cases when girls meet their social network friends. One cases is on tagged.com.. It was reported in GMA News that a girl was raped by someone whom se met in Tagged. And this caused her death.. As much as i can remember, it was said that she was gang raped and her body was found somewhere in a secluded place.. Another, news from ABS-CBN was about a girl who met her a boy from facebook. She meet him up and now she was still lost. They said that they were trying to access the account of the girl so that they would know the person she met. Because of this, the tv news warned people regarding the modus operandi of the rapist. Since everyone is using social networking sites such as facebook, they are taking advantage of the incidence and try to get the girl with their friendly talks. This is very terrible. Even in networking sites, no one is safe. In that case, people must add only their friends to their accounts or talk only to people they really know personally. Other than hackers there are more dangerous people roaming around the internet... This news is a warning for girls and they should be wary unto whom to add or whom to talk to..
4 responses
• India
2 Jul 11
i think girls should never meet anyone just based on their social networking repo. Today i was watching 'chase' which showed a person who tracked single moms on a 'divorcee dataing site'. He used to molest their children..
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@ellebj (784)
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
what? that;s crazy! this is really alarming..
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@moneywinner (1866)
• Brazil
4 Jul 11
I already read some histories like that. That's just an awful thing. I don't add persons that I don't know on real life on facebook or any other social networking sites, imagine meet them personally. But, I do understand these girls, usually they are lonely young girls that are looking for a friend or a prince charm. I think all parents should look for her childrens friends, maybe some of these cases could be avoided.
@ellebj (784)
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
maybe, we should look first on their family background because if they are filled with love, they will not really engage on such things. Like meeting up people without someone who accompanies them or putting trust to person they haven't met before..
• Brazil
4 Jul 11
Yes, you right about that. All of the histories that I have saw about cases like that, the girls came from a problematic family. Most of the times, the girls don't get along with their parents. That's why first of all parents should give better attention to their sons. But, sometimes, a good family doesn't avoid this. I know a case (the daughter from my mom's friend) that we know that she have a lot of love on her family, but she was kidnapped after set up a meeting with a friend that she met online. I think it was because she was too young (she only had 10 years) and didn't knew it about certain things. Gladly, everything ended up ok and she came back to house without injuries.
@ellebj (784)
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
wow.. she's pretty innocent.. i'm happy that she is ok.. i heard stories about young children about that age who happen to meet someone from online network and haven't return in their houses.. one that is popular i think is the girl who was found in a warehouse, i think, when she was sixteen..
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
I watched that news last time, that about a girls also met a friend in one of the social networking sites and asking to see each other, and when they have there eyeball and even have their drink to someone else house. I just don't know why this girls believe a lot to people who they don't know. It is true no one is safe today. And we must also take care of ourselves and not to trust anyone so easily especially when we just met them in social networks, text and other means of communication.
@ellebj (784)
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
it is pretty sad right? we have to protect ourselves now.. We have to be cautious to whom we talk to, with whom we make friends and whom to be with.. Sometimes, we don't even know the person who is close to us what more to the persons who have no face and we only talked online..
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• Philippines
4 Jul 11
@ellebj, yes it is very very sad,we should be more responsible to our actions. @Zaphan the worse thing is if there is something happen to them they blame the social networking sites, as if this site are responsible to them.
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
I guess it is a lesson from everyone that we should not communicate with strangers even in social networking sites. It is not safe to be connected with someone we hardly know. I guess everyone should know that from the start. Just take extra care always because a lot of bad people are out there.God bless!
@ellebj (784)
• Philippines
4 Jul 11
you are right aba! ^_^ there are lots of bad people.. really.. we should be careful whom we talk to.. especially on strangers.