As helpful as the internet may be, it can also be a scary place.

YouTuber Coby Persin made this eye-opening video in which he posed as a 15-year-old boy on Facebook and struck up conversations with girls in the area.

With the parents' permission, he attempted to meet them, only for the girls to be stunned when their parents burst on the scene. The results will definitely make parents shudder and kids realize they shouldn't be too trusting.

The video is a good reminder that the people you are talking to online may not be who they say they are and that it's essential to talk to your children about being careful in this social media age.