Recently I received an email about teen online safety tips which I opened, but it turned out to be just spam.  It did, however, make me think about…

Recently I received an email about teen online safety tips which I opened, but it turned out to be just spam.  It did, however, make me think about two things: 1) why do we call junk mail spam; and 2) how safe are teens online, really?  I’m a pretty private person, which is one of the reasons I don’t like to give away to much info about myself on this blog, which made me start thinking about teens that aren’t private people and lay everything out online because to them it’s all in good fun.  They also aren’t scared of identity theft or crazy stalkers like me, caused by watching too much 20/20.   Seriously, a lot of people don’t see how much they have exposed themselves to all the dangers the internet offers, and I’m not just talking about those barely legal photos some teens post.  If I were to pull up a random MySpace or Facebook, most of the time I could see a teen’s whole name, where they go to school, all the places they hang out, where they work, and isn’t that more than enough info about yourself than you would want a complete stranger to know about?  Teens really have to be aware of how much info they allow others to see because not everyone with internet access has good intentions.  The internet isn’t as safe as most of us believe so we have to remember what we put out about ourselves.  There is no need to expose oneself to danger that can be easily avoided.  Unfortunately laws and the government are slowly advancing on protecting people from a number of things letting some people get away with some serious crimes.   – Ruben

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