Remember a photo posted on a social networking site by Peyton Strickland's friends showing the teens with weapons? It caused law enforcement to assume he was "armed and dangerous."
How about one of the photos lifted from Amy Polumbo's Facebook page in an attempt to force her to give up her title as Miss New Jersey? Both are examples of why it's important to post to these social networking sites responsibly. And it's a wake-up call for parents to supervise what their kids and teens are posting.
Once they post information and pictures on a site, they've lost control. Others can copy and post it elsewhere. No amount of "site cleansing" will get it all back. It's no secret that internet predators scour these sites, as do college admissions officers and potential employers. Make sure your children follow these simple rules, and monitor their sites frequently:
Parents, you are your child's best insurance against costly mistakes. Monitor their sites closely.
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