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AG Gansler Announces Online Safety Campaign with Facebook
NAAG/Facebook effort aimed at helping teens manage their privacy, stay safe

National Harbor, MD ( April 15, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), today announced a public education campaign created and executed by NAAG and Facebook to help teens, parents and all digital consumers manage their online privacy and personal safety. The announcement was made as Attorney General Gansler convened the second day of the NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit, a gathering of attorneys general from across the nation to examine multiple issues that fall within the 2013 NAAG Presidential Initiative, Privacy in the Digital Age.

"Teenagers and adults need to know and understand the many ways they can take charge of managing and protecting their online privacy when they go on Facebook and other digital platforms," said Attorney General Gansler. "This is an effort to help teens stay safe online as we continue our initiatives to push for greater online privacy, consumer transparency and control of their online information, especially to protect children."

The public education campaign provides teenagers and parents with tips and resources to better manage what information they share – and with whom they share it -- both on Facebook and more broadly on the Internet.

Attorney General Gansler joined with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in taping a public service announcement (PSA) entitled, "What You Can Do to Control Your Information" that addresses top questions about privacy, bullying prevention and general Internet safety. The PSA, tools and tips will be made available through Attorney General Gansler's website ( ) and on the "Facebook Safety" page.

The campaign will also include an "Ask the Safety Team" video series where Facebook will answer the top consumer questions in a series of video responses.

The Presidential Initiative Summit, held just outside Washington, D.C., covered the latest legal and policy ground related to digital privacy and features prominent speakers to discuss cybersecurity, data mining, government responses and market solutions to Internet privacy challenges and more.

Click here to see the PSA on our youtube channel.

Click here for photos of the event.


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