*Hey, one dads recipe against a potentially greater disaster might not suit all tastes, but he may be on to something that may prove much more effective than a good old fashioned butt-whipping. When he caught his 10-year-old daughter passing herself off online as a teenager, he not only went ballistic – he jumped into action. She may not be smiling now – as evidenced in the photos above – but she’s safe.
So much has changed over the years, and much of it is the result of technology. With the touch of a button and a wee bit of imagination, your message, true or false, can reach millions.
In this new viral universe, a wallflower can be the most popular guy in school. A woman can be the most handsome man in the world; and a child in elementary school can now be a teenager…without actually going through the development process.
Oh yeah, about that…
Janiya, who stands a whopping 5’9″ must have never gotten dads memo because he caught her passing herself off online as 18 and she had even snagged herself a boyfriend in the process.
What’s a dad to do when he catches on to something like this?
This dad quickly devised a plan that will most likely be both effective and memorable for years to come.
Dad replaced the grown up profile that Janiya had previously posted with pictures of the 10-year-old girl in ponytails and barrettes, a pink princess backpack, and an airbrushed t-shirt that said “I Am 10 Years Old” in the front and “5th Grader” in the back, which he captioned:
Since my beautiful daughter Janiya wants to be grown and lie about her age. Saying she is 14,15,16 & 18 years old. She claims to be in love and going with a boyfriend which is completely against my rules!!!! I uncovered that she has been doing this for quite some time. She also has snuck and obtained social media accounts, also against my rules!!!! Here’s the consequence behind her actions. An age defining shirt. Yes people she is 5’9 and 10 years old. #BuddiesBarrettesBallBalls
Janiya, we know it hurts right now, but trust us, what your dad did is for your own protection. If you lied about being 18, just imagine the lies the person on the other end could be telling.