For as much as they help bring people closer together, social network websites such as Facebook and MySpace can also expose children to many kinds of trouble — even when they aren’t looking for it.
A need for parental Internet savvy and vigilance was the message of “Sex, Drugs and Social Networking,” a public forum held Tuesday at Verdugo Hills Hospital’s Community Room by the Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition.
“Sex and drugs are not something that kids need to go and search for. It’s what our kids get bombarded with. It comes to them,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz, the event’s featured speaker, told an audience of more than 30 local parents and coalition members.