firedragon0800 Posted May 4, 2014 Report Share Posted May 4, 2014 Dd brought to my attention this week, that a few younger girls in her ballet class "scoped" her typing in her Instagram password on her iPhone either between class or rehearsal and apparently "hacked" into her account later and took and posted some goofy pictures of themselves. Dd was annoyed, as she lost some followers which I guess is a big deal for her... It didn't seem to be too big of a deal to me except a friendly prank. Dd mentioned that she was shocked that someone would do this, but the girls in question are in 5th and 6th grade and dd is in 8th. She also told me she uses same password for all her social media and email... I suggested she should change her email, but she only changed her IG. Apparently, these girls took it one step further a day later and then hacked into her email account, snapchat and attempted other sites. Dd was really upset and confronted them and was told by them it was her fault she used same password across all sites. She was flabbergasted as was I, as in her book, no one should be doing this as it is a federal offense, literally. With the IG hack I was reluctant to get involved and just told her to tell them how she felt about their transgression, and if they didn't apologize just let them melt into the background. Change your password and move on...it's a learning lesson. But after the email, I was really mad. As my dd because of an ongoing court issue has a lot of correspondence with her lawyer, myself and her Mom. Very sensitive info and very very private! This was also after dd confronted them about how wrong initial IG hack was dead wrong. Unfortunately a day after the email was discovered hacked by dd, I was having a problem with my phone and I used her phone for the day and I happened to see a text from one of the girls admitting to hacking snapchat, and that dd deserved what she got because her password was too easy and the same for all of her social media sites. Believe me it took all the restraint in the world not to ask this girl to put her parents on the phone or at least tell her how big of a transgression she committed! Initially my intent was to downplay this and not make a federal case, but this is day three/four no apologies and I don't think dd can navigate this on her own. So I am looking for some thoughts from other parents having dealt with this kind of issue. Option 1. Is to let her handle it, 2. Contact the parents or 3. Get the school involved which would be the equivalent of making a federal case out of this. Dd wants me to neither option 2 or 3, but my fear this will just continue to spiral out of control... I raised dd to be better than this and she is shocked one that it even happened, not once but three or more times and that these girls are unapologetic? What would the BT4D do? Quote Link to comment
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