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Are Your Social Media Habits Making You Vulnerable?

By Leischen Stelter

When Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry, police and others pointed to her constant social media presence as a major factor in making her vulnerable. While her wealth and popularity made her a greater target than the average person, should this attack serve as a wake-up call for the rest of us? Here are preventative measures everyone should take to reduce their risk when using social media.

Kik and the Dangers of Social Media Apps

By Tim Hardiman

In January, 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was kidnapped and killed, allegedly by an 18-year-old man she met through an anonymous messaging application, Kik Messenger. Police officers must have a broad understanding of the dangers of social media apps, how they're being used by young people, and why they're so attractive to predators.