August 10, 2023

KCEN Texas News: Be mindful of social media posts for back-to-school

Experts say sharing minimal details about your child is the best option.

Most parents are eager to share their kids' first day of school in a social media post online. However, what you decide to post has the potential to put your family in danger.

Enough Is Enough® internet safety organization spokesperson Kathy Hatem says sex traffickers recruit half of their underage victims online. This is why it is important to be very vague when posting details on social media.

"We're really in the day and age of being digitally connected," Hatem explained. "We want to make sure that we're doing all we can to protect our kids from an online encounter with a dangerous predator or trafficker."

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