When Val Starks found out that her 13-year-old daughter had been posing as a 19-year-old on Facebook, posting pictures clad only in her underwear and calling herself a “freak,” she knew she had to take action.
She decided to publicly humiliate her daughter by filming her confession and posting it on Facebook.
“To everybody out there who’s her friend, this is going to go on her Facebook page and I want all of you to know she watches the Disney channel,” Starks said.
In the video, the Denver-based mother made her daughter admit her real age, and tell all the grown men that she had befriended online that she is no “freak,” and that she still has a bedtime. On seeing her daughter’s tears, she said: “Don’t cry now. You wasn’t crying when you was posting pictures on Facebook, was you? In a bra? Some little girl in some lace panties that you know you don’t own. You still wear panties that say Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.”
But she has been criticized heavily, too.
Starks said that this is not the first time that her daughter had been in trouble because of Facebook, and she was only getting worse. “She spent half of last summer on punishment after being on Facebook, and it wasn’t even half as bad,” she explained.
In a more recent video, Starks expressed her gratitude to everyone who supported her video. She said she has gotten thousands of friend requests since the original video was posted.
To everyone who is supporting me! Please watch, thank u love
Posted by Val HairLyfe Starks on Monday, 18 May 2015