Amia’s mother, Kira, didn’t believe her daughter would understand why you shouldn’t put personal information on the Internet without a demonstration.
On Tuesday, The Daily Dot reports that Kira took a photo of 12-year-old Amia and posted it on her Facebook page to make her point about the web.
Kira was delighted to see that her experiment was already a success by the next day.
“She is pretty miserable!” Kira wrote on Facebook. “And angry! I’m just trying to prove a point. 468 [shares]. The photo has now moved beyond Facebook. It is now on two other websites (that I’m aware of). Lots of messages, and nice people keeping me in the loop with what they are doing with the photo.”
But in trying to prove how naive her daughter was about the Internet, Kira found out that she herself should have been more careful about what she puts on her Facebook profile.
Pranksters 4chan took it upon themselves to teach the mother a lesson after using Kira’s Facebook to find her address and phone number.
The group began prank calling the home late Wednesday night, ordering them a few pizzas in the process.
4chan seemed to be trying to tell Kira that, while it’s of course understandable to educate your children about Internet privacy, you should probably make sure your profile isn’t full of the red flags you’re so worried about.
According to the Dot, Kira removed the photo from her Facebook sometime after 11 pm Wednesday night and wiped her profile of any remaining information.