Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Students should be wary of how they use social network sites on the Internet, a state cyber safety expert warned Tuesday.
About a dozen New Bloomfield students, parents and teachers gathered at New Bloomfield High School to hear Tom Durkin, public education director for the Missouri Attorney General, offer tips on how to stay safe while using the Internet and cell phones.
Durkin warned students to be especially careful of information displayed on Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites.
He said Facebook owns all images posted on its website and it has one-half billion members worldwide.
He urged the students to be especially careful in allowing Facebook friends because predators are skillful in impersonating youngsters.