Teens,Facebook and Internet Safety


A group of concerned parents learned a valuable lesson at West Scranton high school Tuesday night.

The district attorney’s office met with them after several disturbing pictures of their children surfaced on the Internet.

Assistant District Attorney Maryann Grippo said she met with parents after pictures found on Facebook showed some West Scranton students apparently taking part in underage drinking.


According to its website, Facebook was founded in 2004, and it is described as “a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers.”

Although the children are not in any legal trouble the District attorney’s office did want to make known to the parents the inappropriate behavior they displayed.

Students posted pictures of themselves on their face book pages. These photo depicted students indulging in underage drinking.

Many students attending West Scranton high heard about the pictures on Facebook.

“I think it’s stupid though, because you should know that other people can see it. You should know not to post it on the Internet,” said sophomore Sara Joyce.

“I don’t think they should do it because I think it makes you look trashy,” said sophomore Marissa Messina.

Again these students are not in any legal trouble however it shows a growing trend of Teens who are bold and Blanton as to their behavior.

I say where are the parents? Check up on your kids look at their Facebook accounts, talk to them about the dangers of  drinking.Help them understand that when they post something on the Internet it’s for the world to see.