AG teams with FB in online safety campaign

Jackson, MS ­ Protecting teens¹ online privacy is the goal of a new public
education campaign launched today by Attorney General Jim Hood in
cooperation with Facebook.

³As parents, we address issues of trust, accountability and respect with our
children concerning their direct interactions with others and we should
treat online conversations the same,² said Attorney General Hood. ³I am
proud to partner with Facebook for this consumer education campaign focusing
on safety and privacy.²

The initiative, which was formally unveiled recently at the National
Association of Attorneys General¹s Presidential Initiative Summit on
³Privacy in the Digital Age,² provides teenagers and parents with tips and
resources to better manage what information they share ­ and with whom they
share it — both on Facebook and more broadly on the Internet.

Attorney General Hood joined with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl
Sandberg in taping a public service announcement entitled, ³What You Can Do
to Control Your Information² that addresses top questions about privacy,
bullying prevention and general Internet safety.
Although the awareness campaign targets young people, the online privacy
resources can be utilized by all consumers. The effort also includes a
privacy tip sheet and an ³Ask the Safety Team² video series where Facebook
will answer consumers¹ questions. Both can be found at and on
Attorney General Hood¹s Facebook page (Mississippi Attorney General¹s
Office) and office website ( ).

The Presidential Initiative Summit, held just outside Washington, D.C.,
covered the latest legal and policy ground related to digital privacy and
featured prominent speakers discussing cybersecurity, data mining,
government responses and market solutions to Internet privacy challenges and