In a new online child predator social experiment that showcases the perceived naivety and innocence of children, contrasted with human tendencies, hopeful parents, and possible lurking dangers of the world, YouTube veteran and "prankster," Coby Persin, demonstrates the ease with which some children are lured into potential danger.
The YouTube program, titled "The Dangers of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment)," features the 21-year-old Coby Persin posing as a 15-year-old boy, simulating known tactics of pedophiles and child predators by using Craigslist and social media to spark relationships with some young girls and ultimately getting them to agree to meet with him face to face, reports The Daily Mail.
The parents of the young teen and tween subjects agreed to Persin's contacting their daughters for the child predator social experiment, while at the same time hoping their daughters wouldn't agree to meet Coby Persin and prove the dangers of child predators and social media to be true.
"How easy is it for a pedophile to pick up an underage child using social media?" asks Persin. The answer to that, says Persin, "is shocking and something everyone should see."