So, this takes the cake for the weirdest thing I’ve heard so far this year, but we’re only eleven days in.
In an article she wrote for Scary Mommy, Jennifer West recently shared that her middle school aged son came home one day and told her that kids at school were talking about selling photos of their feet online to make money.
He told her that kids make around $25 a week doing this.
Naturally, this mom hopped online to investigate, and what she found was definitely disturbing.
There are plenty of websites out there that kids can easily access that explain how to sell photos of your feet.
Some of these sites encourage showing your face in the photos, so it’s not just photos of your feet…and if kids are doing this it’s pretty easy for a predator to find out who they are.
Jennifer then reached out to a friend of hers that works in law enforcement to see if she had heard of kids doing this, and she said she didn’t but she would ask her son, who is 15-years-old.
Turns out, her son knew about this, and he added that there are girls in his school that also sell photos of their ears and hands.
These girls also have some active profiles on dating sites, as people will contact them through those to request photos.
Now is definitely a good time to make sure you know exactly what your children are doing online.
What do you think? Are you going to be talking to your kids about the dangers of this?
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