Friday, March 20, 2015

Instagram page requesting Branford students’ photos reminds parents to stay vigilant

By Esteban Hernandez
Register Staff
BRANFORD >> An Instagram account found earlier this month requesting photos of middle school girls has reignited a conversation about how parents and school officials help students stay safe online.
According to the website Branford Seven, the Instagram page, which since has been taken down, was called “BranfordWhores” and was sharing and requesting images of girls attending Walsh Intermediate School during the first week of March.
Branford Superintendent Hamlet Hernandez said that the district isn’t actively doing anything with the page since it has been deleted, but he added that the matter is being “monitored” by school faculty. The page didn’t contain any nudity, Hernandez said, as it appeared problematic because of its language.

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