Watch who you send pics to!
In a world where everyone knows how to use the Internet, it’s kind of scary to think about all the different things people can do. There’s really no way to tell who you’re talking to on the other side of the computer. This sad truth birthed the term “catfishing.”
For those who are unfamiliar with the term and have never seen the popular reality Tv show Catfish, catfishing is the act of “luring (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.” Catfishing is something that happens all too often now, but can you get in trouble for it? Yes, you can; these teens found out the hard way!
Two kids from North Carolina are currently facing charges after “catfishing” their teacher and getting him to send them nude photos.
The unsuspecting teacher fell victim to a terrible crime. The students who executed the crime figured they would never be caught, but they were super wrong.
Both students are both 16 years old and have been charged with misdemeanor disclosure of private images. The two sneakily made a fake Facebook account, and contacted one of their teachers through it.
David Laughinghouse, a French teacher at Swansboro High School, was the victim. He added the fake account on his social media, and they went at it. The students eventually obtained some super x-rated photos of the 51-year-old man, and they shared the pictures with other students at the school.