Mom speaks out after discovering daughter was live streaming from bedroom
A Chesterfield mother made an unsettling discovery after receiving a Facebook friend request from a man she didn't know. Kelly Jarrett soon found out that the unnamed man was a viewer of her 12-year-old daughter's live stream on the popular site YouNow. According to New York's PIX11, Emily's stream was accessible to people all over the world and had collected hundreds of comments, some of which focused on the soon-to-be teenager's appearance.
“It scared me on levels that I did not want to be frightened on,” Jarrett told the news outlet in January 2016, adding that she will now take away her daughter's laptop.
Emily's intentions with the YouNow live broadcast were to offer advice to friends, but it wasn't just her friends that were tuning in. WTVR-TV reports that a Chesterfield County school resource officer spoke with Emily about the dangers of what she was doing. Emily called it a "learning lesson."
Per PIX11, YouNow issued a statement after the incident came to light: "Trust is a core value of YouNow, and we are committed to the safety of our community. We have strict policies against inappropriate behavior, harassment, and illegal activities."
Now, Jarrett is speaking up in hopes that other parents don't make the same discovery she did. She said she was "blindsided" by the whole ordeal, and she worries that other parents will be too.
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