“I’m 44 and I don’t know 3,000 people,” said Mike Hoose, a sergeant with a prosecutor’s office, in a speech to parents about Facebook and privacy. “If I don’t, they don’t. There is no way they know them intimately enough to let them into their life.”
Hoose was referring to 12-year-olds who have thousands of Facebook “friends,” most of whom they don’t know, but unintentionally allow into their private lives.
Read the rest of the article in the Westfield Patch, which highlights the importance of parents being just as familiar with social networking sites as their children in order to help them navigate privacy settings.