New Safety Campaign Targets Online Privacy & Facebook

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (WJZ) — Concerns over online privacy on social media websites lead to a new Facebook online safety campaign.

Adam May reports.

The agreement was announced at the National Association of Attorney Generals at National Harbor in Maryland.

“We hope this campaign will encourage consumers to closely manage the privacy and these tools and tips will help provide a safer online experience,” said Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.

The new campaign will help educate teenagers and their parents about ways to protect their privacy.

State specific public service announcements will be made public Tuesday.

 “We hope to ensure that young people make safe smart and responsible choices online,” said Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg.

Gansler tells WJZ his office has heard numerous complaints about Facebook’s confusing privacy settings over the last few years. He hopes this new campaign will make it easier for young people to control their personal information.

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