Several weeks ago, I posted on The Easiest Way to Improve Your Self Defense Skills. The post was about being aware of your surroundings despite the distracting technology that we use daily. I know the majority of martial arts practitioners are very aware of their own environment through training and purposeful thought. Now let us take this awareness and expand it to our loved ones. A friend shared with me the following Youtube video from Coby Persin on the dangers of social media. Please take the time and watch it in its entirety.
As a father of two girls, I was disturbed by this social experiment because it showed how easily a predator can take advantage of our children using social media. It was sad to think that these girls could have ended up being victims because they trusted too much or were unaware of the danger signs. Now, I don’t know the background of the parents involved with this extreme social experiment, but the video opened my eyes and made me evaluate how to balance the good and bad of social media when it comes to my kids. How do you stop this kind of behavior when social media is no longer a trend but a way of life for this generation?
What on your mind after watching the video?
Recently I have found out that my girlfriend had a friendship with Coby Persin , she would drive up to LA to go hang out with him before we were together, she was 18 at the time real close to her birthday. This was back in January and about 5 months later when we got Together she shared with me that Coby had taken advantage of her. They were drinking and I’m sure he purposely got her really drunk to the point where she had no idea what was going on. Eventually he had her sleep it off on his bed. She told me what happened like it happened yesterday, he was on his phone for while, while she was laying next to him very drunk. Eventually he got off his phone , and this was when he started to undress her. And remember my girlfriend was really out of it where she couldn’t stop him. Eventually he forced sex on her , she told me she couldn’t do anything but cry. He kept doing his thing while my girlfriend laid hopelessly unable to do anything, she then started bleeding, she was a virgin when this happened so he eventually let her get up to use the restroom. From there she instantly left his house and drove home from LA to Rialto. When my girlfriend told me this I quickly told her we have to go to the police and deal with this but she does not want to cause anything and put it out there that she was raped. Coby being famous she felt nothing would have happened and she would be left vulnerable and lost. This has been on my mind for some time now and me being a supportive boyfriend I am respecting her wishes, but at the same time I know I’m a horrible boyfriend to not do something about this. I was doing research’ on this guy and I saw this blog, maybe you can give me some advice on what to do since you also think this Coby guy is a weirdo. I want him to deal with his consequence for what he did, for all we know he does this to other girls all the time. I pray to god he doesn’t but I just need another person to tel me what I should do since I can’t really talk to anybody I know because I’m respecting my girlfriends wishes.