1. Trafficking

    Facebook Used for Rape in Indonesia

    In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, Indonesian youths browse at an internet cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. There are growing numbers of incidents involving internet social media networks being used as a mean for children trafficking in Indonesia, at least eight reported this month alone of young girls being abducted and enslaved by men who approached them randomly on Facebook, raising concerns that the overall number of trafficked children remains grossly underestimated in the sprawling archipelago of 240 million. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Tatan Syuflana / AP Photo

    Don’t take friend requests from strangers. Girls in Indonesia have been kidnapped, raped, and forced into prostitution by sexual predators who lurk on Facebook and lure them in after online flirtations. According to Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection, 27 of 129 children kidnapped this year are thought to have been taken after meeting abductors on Facebook. Fifty million people in the country use the social network, and the capital city of Jakarta hosts some of the world’s most active Twitter users. Eighteen abduction cases thought to be Facebook-related were reported in 2011.

    Read it at The Associated Press