We’ve all gotten a friend request from a random stranger, but no one thinks anything of it once we accept them.
Fast forward a couple weeks and your son/daughter starts elementary school. Of course being the proud parent that you are, you post a photo along with the name of their school and a caption like “Jane’s first day of school, so proud of her!” But what you don’t know is that you just broadcasted your child’s photo onto the open internet and information of her whereabouts, making it easy for a predator to abduct her.
Remember that random stranger you recently added? By now he has uploaded it to an online catalogue and sent it to hundreds of men around the world along with the caption: “American girl, 6 years old, only 5,000 dollars!”
Days later some weirdo accepts the offer and the random stranger picks your daughter/son up from school and sells her on the black market.
I know this all sounds crazy, but it unfortunately happens every single day! The moral of the story, stop requesting friendships of random stranger unless they are friends of a friend. You can learn more about how to configure your Facebook privacy setting here.