Man reveals how easy it is for predators to prey on children online (2024)

A social experiment exposing the dangers of the internet has revealed just how easy it is for a predator to lure an innocent child to potential harm.

But perhaps more shocking is the fact that the children involved in the experiment had already been made aware of the dangers by their parents and still fell into the trap.

YouTube star Coby Persin, 21, previously posed as a 15-year-old boy and lured teenage girls into potentially harmful situations, with the permission of their parent, to expose internet dangers.

YouTube star Coby Persin, 21, previously posed as a 15-year-old boy and lured teenage girls into potentially dangerous situations, with the permission of their parents of course

The video was viewed 40 million times, and curious to see whether the powerful message had been received, Coby decided to repeat the experiment but with boys in the New York area.

Posing as 15-year-old Amanda Green, Coby friend-requested three teenage boys with the permission of their parents and got to work messaging them all separately.

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After just 24 hours, a 13-year-old boy named John was invited to come around to a house filled with actors - one of which played the part of Amanda's mum.

The video shows the youngster turning up at the stranger's house, deciding to trust the woman at the door and heading inside.

Posing as 15-year-old Amanda Green, Coby friend requested three teenage boys with the permission of their parents and got to work messaging them all separately

After just 24 hours, a 13-year-old boy named John was invited to come around to a house filled with actors

The actor calls for Amanda to come home and after a short while someone arrives at the door - the 13-year-old's mother, who is understandably furious.

'Jonathan, are you freaking kidding me? Do you even know where you are right now? You could have been killed,' says the youngster's mother.

She goes on: 'Who is this girl Amanda you're talking about? Who is she?' and John replies by saying that he met her on Facebook yesterday.

The mother than references Coby's previous video and questions her son's decision to ignore it, but he is unable to give her an answer.

'Amada's mother' called for her daughter to come home and after a short while someone arrived at the door - the 13-year-old's mother, who was understandably furious

Next to feature in the video was 14-year-old Jordan, who obediently text Amanda his address and waited to be picked up by who he believed to be her father

The next boy to feature in the video is 14-year-old Jordan who obediently texts Amanda his address and waits to be picked up by who he believes to be her father.

The clip shows the youngster exiting his house and approaching a white transit van. He slides open the back door and willingly climbs inside.

This time Coby and the boy's real father decide to give him a little fright in order to drum home the message and pull him into the vehicle while wearing masks.

The dad then reveals himself and questions his son's foolish decision to go behind his back and put himself in grave danger.

The clip showed the youngster exiting his house and approaching a white transit van before sliding the door open and willingly climbing inside

Coby and the boy's father drummed home the message by pulling Jordan into the vehicle while wearing masks

The final youngster to feature in the clip is 12-year-old Thomas who sneaks out of his own home and lets himself in at Amanda's house.

Despite having only spoken to the Facebook friend 24 hours ago he stands around and waits for her to emerge from her shower.

However, much to the youngster's shock a man comes down the stairs and locks the front door before another appears from the bathroom.

They surround the 12-year-old who appears to be genuinely frightened before his mother comes into the room and screams in fury.

The final youngster to feature in the clip was 12-year-old Thomas who sneaked out of his own home and let himself in at Amanda's house

Despite having only spoken to the Facebook friend 24 hours ago, Thomas waited for her to emerge from the shower but was confronted by two men

The video concludes with the emotional mother breaking down in front of her son and pulling him in for a hug while explaining that she could have lost him.

Coby finishes by asking viewers to share the content and help bring attention to the dangers of social media so that children can learn once and for all.

Since being posted to YouTube the powerful clip has received five million views and numerous comments from shocked individuals.

For more of Coby's work visit his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

The men surrounded the 12-year-old who appeared to be genuinely frightened before his mother came into the room and screamed at him in fury

Coby finished by asking viewers to share the content and help bring attention to the dangers of social media so that children can learn once and for all

Man reveals how easy it is for predators to prey on children online (2024)

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