Mar 202014
 
 March 20, 2014  Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Harold McNeil reports from Erie County, New York:

Searching social media websites has become the newest means for selected Erie County Child Protective Services workers to track those who are under investigation for alleged child abuse.

County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Tuesday announced the implementation of a new CPS policy that allows designated employees to access social network sites for the purpose of conducting a safety assessment or investigation, Poloncarz said. This latest social-media policy is believed to be one of the first instituted by a child protective agency in New York State and is being used in cases with an increased safety risk to the child.

Read more on the Buffalo News.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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