Thursday, March 12, 2015

Parents briefed on internet, social media dangers

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent
SEYMOUR >> Sexting, cyber-bullying, video chats, geo-tagging, talking to strangers online….what’s a parent to do these days to keep their kids safe while using the Internet?
Well, Scott Driscoll, a retired police officer and owner of Internet Safety Concepts, showed about 50 parents Wednesday that while the Internet is an amazing information tool, it can also be a very scary and dangerous place for kids when improperly used.
Driscoll boasts 20+ years in law enforcement, and was tapped by the FBI in 2003 to head-up a task force aimed at catching online predators. Posing as a 13-year-old girl, Driscoll assisted in the arrests of numerous “bad guys” out to harm unassuming children.

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