Many of us are not keen on our children spending a lot of time online, but since it has now become a way of life, educating our children on the power of the internet and ensuring their safety is our responsibility.
However, the lesson one mother tried to teach her 12-year-old daughter about the internet took on a different turn to the one she expected.
US mum Kira Hudson decided to post a photo of her 12-year-old on her own Facebook page in a bid to teach her daughter how fast something can spread online.
Kira wrote in the caption of her Facebook post: "My 12-year-old daughter doesn't understand why she can't have an Instagram or Facebook account... Please 'like and Share' ... She just doesn't get it!"
The picture showed Kira’s daughter holding a sign that read: "3/18/14: Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it's on the internet."
The photo eventually reached 4chan - an image-based bulletin board which didn't take kindly to this mum's public lesson.  4chan users somehow found Hudson’s Facebook’s page, home address and phone number and Kira began to receive prank calls to her house as a result.
Some users even edited the original photo of Kira’s daughter to include obscene messages.
Hudson has since removed the image from Facebook and said that both she and her daughter have learnt a lesson when it comes to internet security.
“This was one lesson that both my daughter and I learned very quickly! I had not anticipated it gaining momentum as fast as it did. It certainly opened my eyes to the fact that I thought my own private Facebook was secure. It was not as secure as I thought.”