Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Campaign Urges Online Youth To Type Smart, Post Wisely

From an email I received this morning:

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the primary law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service, has launched a campaign to encourage youth to practice safe, smart habits when posting information about themselves on social networking Web sites and blogs. As Chief Postal Inspector Lee Heath observes: "As the popularity and usage of online social networking sites continue to flourish, it is essential that we empower youth to be cautious, aware and intelligent about the information they post. "

The 2 SMRT 4U campaign, and its tagline, "Type Smart, Post Wisely," is a Postal Inspection Service-led effort designed to reinforce the U.S. Attorney General's Project Safe Childhood initiative to promote Internet safety. We hope it will help remind teens of the importance of navigating smartly and thinking before posting personal information online.

Resources: To learn more about 2 SMRT 4U campaign, visit http://www.2smrt4u.com./.For additional information about Project Safe Childhood, visit http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov/

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Progams in the U.S. Department of Justice.

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