Last night, I was on my Facebook wall when I saw several posts from a relative. His post was about Miley Cyrus. His posts looked suspicious because of the image preview. I became more suspicious when I saw he also posted it in his dad’s wall. (I mean, if you are browsing some adult content and you are underage, you do not want your parents to know because you will get reprimanded.) I saw him online and I asked if he is really online. Without waiting for the answer, I asked who is he. My guts was telling me that my relative’s account got hacked. He replied and said he was a classmate of my relative and that he accidentally clicked on something using that account. He said he already texted my relative to inform him. Then I asked the classmate if he knew that he triggered a virus. Then there was no response.
I immediately created a shout-out to my relatives on my wall and in our group warning them about the said link. And I really hope no one clicked the link out of curiosity.
See, that is the problem of this generation’s teeners. They are very curious and they hate taking precautions. They do not think before they click. They do not know what is safe and not. And even if they know, they do not practice it! That is why they end up infecting their accounts and gadgets.
Now, I do not know what will happen to that FB account. Spammers, virus and other malware and online threat are everywhere. If we do not learn how to safely use the powerful Internet, we will end up divulging private things online and we can get into more serious troubles.
Safe Internet usage should really be part of Computer lessons at school and at home.