Protecting Your Kids On Social Media

Reported by: Mark Stitz
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Updated: 2/18 8:16 pm
Child advocates will tell you the statistics are disturbing.

According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center, one in five teenagers in the U.S. who regularly log on to the internet said they have received an unwanted sexual solicitation via the web.

Officials remind parents to monitor their kids while they use social media on the computer and on their smart phones.

Allison Martin, Communications Director for Attorney General Jack Conway, said it's common for adults to pose as minors on social networks.

She said kids need to understand they do not have to accept friend requests from people they don't know and they should never meet anyone in person they met online.

Parents should know their kids' passwords and be friends with them on social networks.

Martin said it's important for parents to keep up with new social networks such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Tinder.
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