Parents encouraged to watch viral ‘stranger danger’ video with their kids

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Most parents think they have taught their children about social media and stranger danger, but for some, the message is not getting through. Some New Jersey parents took part in a “child predator social experiment” that has now gone viral. But some parents are saying it goes too far.

Coby Persin does prank videos on YouTube but his recent one is a little more serious. He pretends to be a 15-year-old boy on Facebook and then asks girls to meet him in real life, all with their parent’s permission.

Shockingly most of the girls, some as young as 11 and 12, agree to meet up with him and that’s when parents confront them. Child psychologists say they are not surprised by the social experiment results and it shows parents that this could happen to anyone.

They encourage parents and kids to watch the video together. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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