WhatsApp ‘death threat’ haunts Dubai mum and son
Dubai: Dubai’s mom has urged parents to supervise the activity and social media for their children
after they left the old 11-year-old son, terrified by a death threat through the application WhatsApp.
He said Indian expatriates Harshika Daryanani, a blogger based in Dubai
and one Friday morning, May woke up to her screaming and banging on the door of her bedroom.
Her son, affectionately called J, she received a message from the WhatsApp certain
Teresa Fidalgo threatened with death in his room the next time you go to sleep.
J googled Teresa Fidalgo – also stressed in the letter if you do not believe
that the threat – and was horrified by the results.
Teresa Fidalgo is an urban legend and a series of message doing the rounds on social media for years,
which sometimes appear in blood-stained image search results.
It is alleged the ghost of a little girl who died in a car accident,
people want to forward her story, otherwise death overtakes was the recipient or his family signed within weeks.
Variants of the message and the story spread on Facebook,
the WhatsApp and Instagram accounts and e-mail.
She said it was inevitable that children will start going online from a younger age, with or without the knowledge of their parents.
“We do not live in a time where we do not give our children the phone any more.
My son, for example, has been using the iPad at the school for three years.
I can not stop him. But what we, as parents, can do is to deal with him.
establish the rules. she said it is very important. ”
Daryanani added that it is essential that parents and children have “an open and comfortable” debate about the use of mobile phones and the Internet.