A Social Experiment on Child Predators and the Dangers of Social Media

Last Updated by Nate Wek on
Coby Persin

YouTube video prankster Coby Persin wanted to do something - different, so he conducted a social experiment to show just how dangerous online communication can be for teenage girls.

The video shows three examples of teens talking with a possible predator (played by Coby Persin), who convinces girls to meet up with him in person within days of meeting online.

Watch this social experiment for yourself.

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