Incident Prompts Warning About Social Media Safety
On June 11 at approximately 1:19 p.m., police were contacted after a 14-year-old teen reported becoming the victim of a social media hacker and possible child pornographer. The teen was contacted by a person on the teen’s social media sites by someone the teen thought was a friend. The ‘friend’ asked for the teen’s sign-in information for the purpose of adding friends to the teen’s site. The problem was, this person was not a friend and threatened to send some revealing photos to the teen’s parents if the teen did not take nude photos and provide them. The teen found that other friends had received similar requests, and at least one other had been hacked as well.
Police have taken a report and are also providing this information to prevent victimization of others.
General Safety Tips
Here are two sites for more information about social media safety: