CNET Report: Teen gets 15 years for Facebook BlackMail

**I took out the second part of this post – which I explain in a new post “A Disturbing New Term: CyberBlackmail“. Click HERE to read that post.***

Today I read in Techmeme then on the CNET site a report: “Teen gets 15 years for Facebook blackmail“.  Here are some details from that CNET post:

Anthony Stancl, 19, plead no contest in December to two felonies, including repeated sexual assault of a child, according to the report. Stancle had been accused of creating a Facebook profile belonging to a nonexistent teenage girl and then, between approximately the spring 2007 and fall 2008, using it to convince more than 30 of his male classmates to send in nude photos or videos of themselves.”

This situation is a solemn reminder that kids not only need education on appropriate use of social networks, but also on personal privacy including not sharing personal pictures of themselves online for any reason.