Online Social Networks and Teen Safety

We have all heard stories of evil individuals trolling teen networks in order to prey upon the young and na�ve. These stories as parents horrify us and you want to make sure nothing terrible happens to our kids or loved ones. It is very urgent to create these issues to the forefront.
As you Harvard Group puts it, there are many of urban legends, misconceptions and common perceptions of social networks, predators and teens, but again, with that truth said, also you can find problems with identity theft, phishing and other things online. For instance, a recent story where teens on the blogs were all discussing a retreat trip sponsored partly by the school and which families were going away, dates, times, everything – all those houses were robbed, also it was not by anyone connected at all with the school itself.
Thus, personal information will probably be your friend and help make friendly social connections to fulfill your innate needs, but that personal information can be turned against you aswell, so, personal responsibility, good sense and a little extra knowledge will go a long way. It is because of this that education is needed for teens and anyone who plays around with internet sites online.
Of course, this education ought to be done in such a way that it dispels the myths of online networks and the way the predators and identity thieves utilize them to be able to suck their prey in. Without legitimate education, located in reality, we will end up scaring people away from social networks, when what we really should be doing gets them to take a little extra responsibility in what they post online and how they connect to people they don’t know.

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