Attorney General Doug Gansler Hosts Community Forum on Internet Privacy with Facebook
Parents, students got a crash course on safely navigating Facebook and how to avoid becoming targets of predators, identity thieves and hackers
Baltimore, MD (March 20, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler discussed the importance of Internet privacy and how parents and students can be more vigilant when using social networking sites like Facebook at a community forum at Winston Churchill High School Auditorium in Potomac, Md.
Brooke Oberwetter, Associate Manager of Policy Communications at Facebook gave a brief presentation on how users can best utilize its privacy features, followed by a question-and-answer period that included discussion of broader Internet privacy issues.
Upon becoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General in June, Attorney General Gansler has selected Internet privacy as his presidential initiative that he will focus on.
Brooke Oberwetter's Facebook Presentation from the forum can be viewed here:
Forum Video Part 1 - Attorney General Doug Gansler
Forum Video Part 2 - Brooke Oberwetter from Facebook
Forum Video Part 3 - Questions and Answers
The Attorney General's WiseBuys for Teens web pages include basic tips on how teens can stay safe on the Internet. Teens, parents and teachers can also visit www.NetSmartz.org, and its teen pages, www.NetSmartz.org/Teens, for interactive, educational safety resources developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). NetSmartz computer activities combine the newest technologies and the most current information to create educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids. In addition, here are some publications from Netsmartz to help teens and 'tweens stay safer online: