Attorney General, Facebook hold social media town hall

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper

April 17, 2012 6:19:09 PM PDT
Parents who were worried about what could happen to their children on social media websites could tune in for some tips from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Facebook Tuesday evening.

They held a safer social media town hall at Panther Creek High School in Cary.

Experts from Facebook, the Attorney General's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes Unit showed parents and students how to be safe when using social networking websites and answer questions from the audience.

"We all know that there is a dark side and we're here tonight to talk about how to avoid it," said Cooper. "Clearly child preditors use social networking. They use the internet to groom their victims. Children can be easily exploited on the internet and on social networking sites if they're not careful."

The event was streamed live on the Attorney General's Facebook page.

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