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Recently in Polk County Florida, there's a Sherrif causing quite a sturr on social media, about social media. Posted on the Facebook page of the county sheriff's office was a frantic post calling for all young people to withdraw from using particular apps. Online bullying was at the meat of this fear mongering post. From stating to parents that they're kids are most likely talking to adults disguised as children to citing uncommon reports of porn being viewed by young children there were a number of misinformation. Instead of wanting to educate children about the potential risks of using social apps, this post aims at banning kids from using apps altogether.

Key Takeaways:

  • Apps that are better known by parents aren't necessarily the most dangerous to children, you have to seek out the apps that children use the most for danger.

  • Nothing on the internet is truly private or anonymous everything can be copied and shared with others and your true identity can be eventually figured out.

  • Complete prohibition of using these apps is unnecessary, when used correctly they often have usefulness in connecting schoolmates & families.

"To be clear, more bullying happens at school than on any particular online platform"

Read more: https://cyberbullying.org/empower-educate-dont-just-create-panic

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