Keeping kids safe: Parents warned of dangers of online trafficking

By MIKE PERSLEY mpersley@newspost.com

Nov 17, 2015

Staff photo by Bill Green Vincent DeVivo, community outreach specialist for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, gives his presentation as part of the Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Children program on Tuesday night at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

Staff photo by Bill Green

Vincent DeVivo, community outreach specialist for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland, gives his presentation as part of the Innocence Stolen: Protecting Our Children program on Tuesday night at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School.

Vincent DeVivo stood in front of an audience of parents in Frederick on Tuesday and asked them to consider a hypothetical.

Imagine a girl named Teresa, he said. Teresa is a teenager. She considers herself cautious about what she posts online. When she creates a profile for a website, she leaves out all of her most self-identifying information, and gives only a brief description of her hobbies...