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Season 2, Episode 43: Can FaceBook be Fatal? The Death of Ashleigh Hall

Season #2

Internet predators are a parent’s worst nightmare. The FaceBook whistleblower, Frances Haugen, has been everywhere on the news lately saying that she has proof FaceBook chose to prioritize profit over people. Did this alleged lack of appropriate online safeguards contribute to the death of 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall in England in 2009? Is the same thing happening to more of our kids even today? The number of kids who say they've had an online sexual interaction online with someone who they thought was an adult is staggering. Let’s talk about why children’s online safety should be important to all of us and find ways we can make a difference. 

 

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The Guardian article about Ashleigh's murder

FaceBook's statement about Ashleigh’s murder

Newsweek article on social media

National Center For Missing and Exploited Children website

FBI works with NCMEC

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