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Kids sharing too much online becomes growing concern of parents


There's a new concern growing about what children are sharing online, as they could inadvertently be sharing too much personal information.

"Anything you put on there could end up anywhere," Associate professor of computer science at Vol State Dan Arena explained.

According to Arena, online posts such as where you ate dinner or when you are vacationing leaves behind a trail of digital bread crumbs.

"There's two things that you're giving away- where you are and where you're not," Arena said.

Even if a user has their location disabled on their phone social media sites such as Twitter can still create a digital map of where you if you name a specific restaurant or location.

"Anytime you post something, it is considered published. You have agreed to publish that out there," Arena said.

Arena said he encourages all parents to closely read over all social media sites terms of services, as well as keep an eye on what their child is posting.

"You have to live your online life as though anything you say, post or take a video of could be on the evening news," he said.

Volunteer State Community College offers social media boot camp classes.

Click here for more information.

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