Ippolito speaks with News Center about safety online

Jon Ippolito, a professor of new media at the University of Maine, spoke with News Center Maine about ways to keep children safe while they are online. Children, Ippolito said, should use fake usernames, avoid sharing passwords and personal information, and think twice about allowing apps to use their contacts and the cameras in their devices. “All of these social media apps need to be scrutinized by parents and they need to teach their kids about oversharing and good practices for staying safe and keeping their data private,” he said.