I recently started playing around with my account on Tumblr, a “blogging” site where people can reblog your posts (with a link to credit you) or…

I recently started playing around with my account on Tumblr, a “blogging” site where people can reblog your posts (with a link to credit you) or make their own posts fairly easily to share content from the internet/pictures/links/quotes/etc. with the world with a few clicks. Some could have an overarching theme like the NRS blog or it could just be a ‘diary’-format blog where you can freely express your feelings with words or images. Blog are convenient and all; however, it is a lot less ‘private’ because as far as I’m concerned, nothing on the internet is perfectly secure. Problem is, I find thirteen- and fourteen-year olds on Tumblr sharing information about themselves; same goes for Facebook. They can be exposed to so much through the internet and in return, also have a lot of their information exposed. Personally, I think this trend is unhealthy and probably should be stopped; but how? How are we to prevent the leaking of information about these teens, who are becoming more and more well-versed in technology with so many advancements in technology happening and waiting to happen?

–Vivian

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