Many times I have pounded on the issues of how our youths post nude and incriminating photos of themselves online in the name of fun. Well recently I came across a story in the London Daily Mail about a girl Amanda Todd, who was talked into flashing the camera by a man she had met on Facebook.
One year later, the man contacted her on Facebook, threatening to send around the picture of her topless “if [she] didn’t put on a show.” Terrifyingly, the stranger knew everything about her: her address, school, friends, relatives and the names of her family members. Soon, her naked photo had been forwarded “to everyone.”
Amanda developed anxiety, depression, and anxiety disorders was found dead on a rail track, she had committed suicide.
She was bullied, assaulted just because of that singular act and in the end after several attempts she succeeded in taking her own life.
Now back to my point, in this day of #BoobsThursday, #TitiesTuesday and #DickThursday on twitter, where young men and women post nude pictures of themselves without much regards to hiding their identities or protecting their futures! It’s sickening and sad to see the great number of Nigerian youths; especially women who engage in this depraved act.
I am not a preacher, don’t get me wrong and my past ain’t exactly perfect either but I have learnt a lot by watching other people live and I try not to make their mistakes.
You don’t know where tomorrow will lead, you don’t know who you will marry or what you will become, so start laying a foundation for your future by living right today. God forbid you go into politics!
Remember Uche Ekwunife of Anambra State and the incriminating photos that surfaced of her some years ago? I bet you she never guessed in her wildest dreams it would ever see the light of day. But alas it did.
A word is enough for the wise.
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