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Students filled the auditorium at Wando High Tuesday afternoon to hear South Carolina's Attorney General, joined by a representative from Facebook, offer some advice with a cautious tone. An effort Wilson and Facebook are taking on the road to educate as many people as they can.
They are focusing on schools, reminding students about dangers, internet safety protocol, online predators and the reach of a personal profile on a social networking site.
Speakers like Brooke Oberwetter from Facebook's External Affairs used the time to remind students, when it comes to the future, always proceed with caution. "I think that over the past few years we've seen a shift to where people used to be really concerned about their personal safety. They used to be concerned about bullying, what we see now more of is their reputation. Their online reputation and how that may impact them in the future."
Attorney General Alan Wilson said he is not only doing this to protect kids from sexual predators or scammers, but just as important, is to protect kids from themselves.
"What you did in the tenth grade, if you are not smart enough, how you live on the internet, it will come back and haunt you beyond college. The texting of sexual explicit photographs and videos, that is basically manufacturing child porn. Teaching the kids this technology has real world implications."
Wilson also visited Ashley Hall on Rutledge Avenue Tuesday evening. He also visited schools in Lexington, Columbia and Aiken, SC.
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