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The following safety tips were supplied by a child advocacy center all too familiar with child abuse in its many forms. Please, discuss them with the teens in your life.
Never share your personal information with others online unless you already know them offline, and they have good reason for needing to know.
Before sharing the following information with ANYONE, always check with a trusted adult first: last name, address, phone number, date of birth, school name, social security number, passwords.
Many social networking websites (e.g. Facebook/Meta, Twitter, and Instagram) have minimum age requirements for signing up. These requirements are there to protect you! Never accept a “friend request” from someone you do not already know offline. Again, never share personal information with others. Continue reading