The stay at home for school going children has brought a big problem to teenagers’ parents. No matter how much they try to keep them safe, it becomes difficult as most of the time parents are out to make ends meet to better their families.
Teenagers are taking advantage of the situation. They are having enough time to do what they like most.
The worst comes with the use of cellphones which are used to make all the plans. To make it worse, the use of social media where these kids find people who are ready to prey on them. Without their knowledge, they find themselves in awkward situations which sometimes became very difficult to come out of.
Dating sites, nude pictures, drug use and other vices are introduced to them through the social groups. They do it too well that by the end of some chats, the kid is lured to all the evil plans.
I don’t demonize the social media, these phones are used for important communication too, like teachers do communicate through the class WhatsApp groups. Assignments, and online classes are done using the same.
The question is, how and where do we draw the line?
Six teenage girls in Nairobi were not spared either. They had been missing for about a week until yesterday when they were found.
As much as our girls are not innocent, they are still minors and those who are taking advantage on them should be brought to book!
Let’s protect the girl child!
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