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  • TROJAN TRIBUNE: Gayoso addresses GMS, GHS students on social media

  • Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso spoke to GMS and GHS students on the potential consequences of social media Tuesday, Nov. 20.



    Gayoso addressed the students on how Facebook and Twitter posts and sexting can get them into trouble.

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  • Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso spoke to GMS and GHS students on the potential consequences of social media Tuesday, Nov. 20.
    Gayoso addressed the students on how Facebook and Twitter posts and sexting can get them into trouble.
    He first informed students about the different types of cases he handles as county attorney, some of which are juvenile cases.
    Gayoso then spoke to the students on how to safely use Facebook. He warned them of online predators and the dangers of adding strangers as friends.
    Students then learned about the consequences of inappropriate posts on Twitter and Facebook. Gayoso shared that an individual’s tweets and posts could result in the loss of a job and could be used in prosecuting cases.
    Following this, he addressed the legal consequences of sexting, sending sexually explicit photos. Gayoso informed students that anyone in possession of such photos can be charged and, if convicted, will be registered as a sex offender. This offense will stay on a person’s record for life.
    Regarding sexting, Gayoso informed students that should such a picture come into their possession, they should report it to the authorities immediately.
    In addition, he informed students that if they were to take an inappropriate photo of themselves and post it, the photo is out there forever.
    With regard to social media, Gayoso said to the students, “I want nothing but the absolute best for all of you and will do anything I have to do in order to achieve this.”
     
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