"If you wouldn’t let your grandmother look at it, don’t put it online."
Sound advice, to be sure! In this case it came from J.A. Hitchcock, this morning’s keynoter for the Internet@Schools West portion of the conference. She was talking about how she advises teens to keep themselves safe when they’re online.
Kids routinely post too much personal information (full name, school, cell phone #) in chat rooms and in profiles on sites like MySpace. That makes it easy for online predators to stalk them or for mean-spirited classmates to bully them.
People lined up to talk to Jayne after her presentation.
At lunch time today, Jayne signed copies of her book Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online at the Info Today booth in the exhibit hall. (http://books.infotoday.com/books/Netcrimes2.shtml)
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