Social Media

The number of teenagers and adults using social networking sites is growing daily. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace have branched out beyond just another means for young people to communicate. Users put their lives on-line, often without always knowing who will have access.

Did you know…

Potential employers and schools are checking up on applicants as a part of the application process.

Once you post something online, it is almost impossible to make it completely disappear.

What you post now can affect the rest of your life.

The best advice is to learn as much as you can before using a new technology.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a risk no matter what your age. Young children, business folks in middle age, and retirees and other seniors have all suffered from this problem.

Identity theft is often executed online: be careful what information you disclose on the Internet. There are a few things you can do to minimize the risks, but the most important thing you can do is to be vigilant about what you put on the internet.

If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, visit the Reporting ID Theft section of the Attorney General's website.