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Social media safety for teenagers is a serious concern, and a girl's homicide in Maine shows us why. Nichole Cable, 15, was killed in an alleged fake kidnapping plot that went terribly wrong.
Cable's alleged killer, who used a fake Facebook profile, convinced her to meet him at the end of a street to score some marijuana, according to state police. But instead, the man duct-taped her and threw her in the back of a truck.
The man told others that he intended to stage Cable's kidnapping, and then "rescue" her in hopes of becoming a hero, The Associated Press reports. But when he went back to check on Cable, she was dead.
The suspect in Cable's killing is just 20 years old. He's charged with murder and kidnapping, according to the AP. Cable's devastated parents are now hoping to educate others about social media safety to prevent this from ever happening again.
To that end, here are a few tips for teenage girls -- and anyone else, really -- to stay safe on the Internet:
As Nichole Cable's tragic death suggests, teenagers especially may need to use more caution and be more skeptical in their social media encounters. For more practical tips, check out FindLaw's comprehensive section on Online Safety for Kids.
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