You can't lock up your kids all the time, but this is a tad much.
The horrible thing is, males of this age range cannot be trusted around females. Especially when the males are in groups.
The other day I was scolding a female friend for jogging in the dark near her apartment. Her point was, "I should be able to jog wherever and whenever I wish!"
In a perfect world, yes. But in our society, men are simply not to be trusted in such ways.
Wait a minute, one of those boys was 16. Maybe I am old or something but that is not that much older than she. The 19 year old, okay he maybe a bit old but you also never know. Could he have been a friend of the family? Her brother’s friend or something? We don’t know.
You, and I mean “you all” must keep in mind that a lot of schools are now “Middle Schools” then “High schools” that means 14 year olds would go to school with a 16 year old. Not so in my day! It was called “Junior High” and the oldest was 14. I like that way better but you know the “publik skools”. Plus the way some kids don’t do well in school, that 19 year old may very well still have been a student! (failed a grade)
But in our society, men are simply not to be trusted in such ways.
Males do such things, but they're not really men.
“Well apparently they allow their 14 yr old daughter unfettered access to the internet which allows her to converse with and meet 19 year old men.”
Almost all kids do /can do that either online, school, church, mall or via cell.