We have all heard stories of evil individuals trolling teen social networking websites in order to prey upon the young and naïve. These stories as parents horrify us and we want to make sure nothing terrible happens to our kids or loved ones. It is extremely urgent to bring these issues to the forefront.
As one Harvard Group puts it, there are a number of urban legends, misconceptions and common perceptions of social networks, predators and teens, but then again, with that truth said, also there are issues with identity theft, phishing and other things online. For instance, a recent story where teens on their blogs were all discussing a retreat trip sponsored in part by the school and which families were going away, dates, times, everything - all those houses were robbed, and it was not by anyone connected in any way with the school itself.