You all have probably gotten lectures from your parents explaining how dangerous the internet can be. As my Mom (and probably many others) put it, it’s the devil’s playground.
I need to tell you guys this story. As most of you know, (except for maybe some of you new members), Wispiflower and I have each other’s numbers and stuff, so we text, call, FaceTime, etc. And over this past year, we’ve gotten to be great friends. But do you know how risky that was? She could’ve actually been an old creepy man! But it’s the same for Wispi, that was risky to communicate with someone over the internet whom you’ve never actually met. In her perspective, I could’ve been the creepy old man. Obviously we know now that that isn’t the case, thank you God, and now we’re best friends.
But back to my little message here. I have a little sister, who‘s name I will not give, who has gotten herself into trouble with boys off of the internet. It started with an online game I used to play. It’s some wolf game that I liked, but ended up deleting over the summer. Why? It’s full of boys who lust for mating with girl wolves and a whole bunch of junk like that. But this game was NEVER created to become that inappropriate.
In game, you can chat with other players and stuff, which can be cool, unless it gets to the wrong level. My sister stepped up onto that wrong level. She gave her email address to multiple boys and now they text her asking her for inappropriate pictures, phone s*x, etc. My Mom has told her many, many times to block them and delete that game. However, my sister hasn’t. Why? She’s DESPERATE for friends. Her life is kinda rough. Her classmates at school are jerks. No one is her real friend. I hate watching my little sister go through that, and sometimes I just want to punch the kids.
Anyways, to sum that up, she wants friends, becomes desperate, gives her email to creepy, gross, inappropriate (I could still go on) boys, and now for all I know she could be giving them personal information. It scares me, and my family. For some reason, she can’t tell them ”no.” I find that simple, but my sister and I are complete opposites. I’m stubborn, sassy, defiant, etc., but I have friends, good friends, at school who I can count on. My sister? She has nothing. No self esteem, a crushed heart, no courage, nothing. So, she does what gets her into serious trouble. (And I don’t mean punishing type of trouble)
To close this message, I want you guys to be careful. I want you to know to be careful out there. The internet is dangerous. Who knows who is secretly on this Message Board stalking us?
But please, don’t give personal info to random people because you don’t know who they could really be. I took that chance once, and although I got a best friend out of it, it’s usually not the same for others. I can‘t say this Message Board is full of those creepy people, because you guys are great kids who share the same interests and love the series this board is based on.
Anyways, please, just be careful.