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Subject: Social Media Question?
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Does anyone know of a good book on the dangers of social media geared towards kids?  I'd prefer if it had real happenings in it, and not be too expensive.  I have an unruly (16 yr old) niece who appears to think nothing bad can happen to her, and that she can tell strangers anything they want to know.  She talked to men on facebook and told them personal things.  So I'm looking for a book that could help her understand and maybe tell her things that have happened to others because of giving away too much information on social media.  If figured here, or the true crime thread might be the two best places to find one.

The hours long chat where several family members told her why what she did was wrong didn't seem to phase her so were hoping a book might help.

Thanks~

Subject: Social Media
Date Posted: 6/7/2014 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 7/5/2009
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I know you posted your question a long time ago. I'm not sure of a book related to the topic in question. However I do know of a true story that happened in Maine. Here's a link to one of the news stories about it. If you go to www.bangordailynews.com, you can search to find out more information on this story as well. Unfortunately this teenager's story about sharing information online doesn't have a happy ending. She was murdered.

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/16/news/bangor/orono-man-accused-of-killing-nichole-cable-used-fake-facebook-account-to-contact-other-young-girls-affidavit-says/?ref=search

 

Date Posted: 6/13/2014 5:46 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Sounds like parents need to close her accounts or only allow her computer usage time in their presence.  (this is what is recommended in parenting classes and counseling when kids act out on-line )