CINCINNATI -- Whitney Gibson wants teens to know one thing: The camera is always on.
Just after he was promoted to partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Cincinnati, Gibson embarked on a new mission -- warning teens they are far from a nameless, faceless poster on the Internet, despite claims by sites that they can post anonymously and without repercussion.
"Everyone is promoting 'Oh, no one's going to be able to figure out who you are' is very dangerous for a lot of kids. Don't ever assume you're anonymous. Don't do it under the disbelief that it's not going to be traced back to you," he said, noting there are ways for law enforcement and investigators to track IP address and the true identities of "anonymous" users.
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- A parent or guardian has the authority once every two weeks to check the teen's phone.
- Parents have the right to delete apps they find inappropriate.
- If unapproved or inappropriate online behavior persists, the parent has the right to take the phone or computer away from the child for an allotted amount of time.