What parents just don't understand about online privacy

By Rachel Ehrenberg, 11:22 AM July 15, 2013

Not long ago, police and school officials in Old Saybrook, Conn., held a high school assembly on Internet safety. The purpose of the assembly, wrote New Haven Register reporter Susan Misur, was to make students aware of how public their photos, tweets and profiles are online. To make this point, the presentation included a slide show with pictures and updates grabbed from the students’ Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts.

Far from feeling chastened by the presentation, students were outra...

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