14 Jan 2015

Warning after Facebook threat complaint

1:50 pm on 14 January 2015

Police in Canterbury are urging parents and children who use social media to be vigilant after a mother complained her 12-year-old son received threats on Facebook.

Facebook logo and keyboard

Photo: AFP

The complaint alleges the boy was asked to send naked photographs of himself to a Facebook user who had just friended him.

The boy refused and the Facebook user reportedly responded in a threatening manner.

Constable Mike Kneebone said while that was the only complaint received, police knew of at least one other 12-year-old boy who may have also been approached by the same person.

Mr Kneebone said anyone else who had been approached in a similar way should contact police.

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