Social media sites are on the rise in popularity, especially with early teens and young adults. With billions of updates being posted every day, it can be difficult to manage what you or your child puts out into cyberspace. But did you know you can be held responsible for what your kids put on social media? Learn how to protect yourself and your child in the age of social media.
An October ruling by a Georgia appellate court stated parents can be held liable for what their children post on Facebook and other social media sites. When their seventh-grade student created a fake Facebook profile that allegedly defamed a female classmate, the parents were held responsible for not getting their child to remove the profile from the site. According to the ruling, once the parents become aware of the untrue and harassing nature of the online posts, liability is then triggered.
Protecting you and your child
These types of cases are popping up all over the country, and it is important to protect your child or teen from misusing social media. To do this, it is important to monitor what your child posts on the internet.
Here are a few tips to consider when letting your child online and on social media sites.
If you find yourself in the middle of a legal dispute due to something posted online about you or your child, contact the experienced lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys. Their knowledge about online laws and legal processes will help you get the justice you deserve.
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