A MAN who posted pictures of his daughter with dangerous weapons has angered social media users.
However, attempts to find out the identity of the man were unsuccessful.
The pictures show the man with a girl who looks about three years old holding a gun, knife, hammer, an axe and a garden fork.
Michael Haycock, a children’s psychologist from Roodepoort in Joburg, said it could affect the child negatively when she grows up.
“As a child, she may find it normal to carry a knife, but when she grows up, she might find herself stabbing and injuring or even killing someone,” he said. “Children can easily adapt to things, especially when it’s something that isn’t right.”
He said this was why parents couldn’t do things like having sex in front of children.
“The little ones are copycats. On the streets, they will be doing just that.
“Parents must respect kids,” he said.
Sara Chitambo of Gun Free South Africa told the SunTeam this behaviour was not acceptable as guns were not toys.
“Children should not be exposed to such weapons. We condemn this,” she said.
After seeing the photos, Brigadier Vish Naidoo told Daily Sun the police couldn’t say where the photos were taken, which meant they couldn’t comment.
Source : Daily Sun