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Crisis Centre Cautions On Social Media

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has urged young women to take precautions on how they provide information about themselves through social media. FWCC Co-ordinator Shamima Ali said parents should look
11 Apr 2015 09:37
Crisis Centre Cautions On Social Media

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre has urged young women to take precautions on how they provide information about themselves through social media.

FWCC Co-ordinator Shamima Ali said parents should look out for their children’s interaction with other people on social media sites.

“I urge young women not to reveal their whereabouts to people they do not know. Girls these days should respect their privacy on social networking,” she said.

Ms Ali raised the concern after the organisation came across cases of young women meeting people on social media networks and then being victimised by people they meet online.

She said social media networking had a lot of disadvantages and parents should be aware of gadgets and know what their children were accessing online.

“Before parents provide them with the gadgets they should be aware of what their children are using such as mobile phones, internet access and parents should know their whereabouts,” Ms Ali said.

“I strictly stick to this point that young girls should not meet strangers through social media networks,” she said.

“Young women should not go to places where they are away from home. They should tell their friends and family where they are and they should talk about problems they face to their elders or someone they are comfortable with.”

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