Social media specialist offers take for story on web safety and teens
UW-Green Bay Social Media Specialist Jena Richter on Tuesday (Oct. 14) helped provide context for a WLUK, Fox 11 story on internet safety and teens. Reporter Andrew LaCombe spoke with Richter about the issue generally (in the wake of a recent sex sting) and about dating app Tinder specifically. The app is just one designed for fast-paced use, Richter said, allowing users to instantly decide “yes” or “no” on a potential romantic interest. Users of the app can be as young as 13, which can pose a problem because it’s difficult to be sure who you’re talking to, Richter said. “I think that’s been a slow change culturally,” Richter said, “that teens just really don’t have a problem putting most of their thoughts out on social media.” Full story.