Last Update on December 05, 2013 08:12 GMT
IN THE NEWS: TEEN ADMITS USING TWITTER TO INTIMIDATE CRIME VICTIM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia teenager has pleaded guilty to using his Twitter account to try to scare a crime victim out of testifying. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the 17-year-old high school student pleaded guilty in juvenile court in the case. The student was charged with witness intimidation and terroristic threats. Prosecutors say the teen used Twitter to post a photo of the victim and copies of secret investigative documents related to a 2012 attempted shooting. The teen is being sentenced later this month. An assistant district attorney says she will ask for "a significant period of confinement" to a juvenile treatment facility.
IN THE NEWS: PENTAGON CHIEF WARNS ABOUT TEENS' USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top man at the Pentagon is trying to deliver a message parents and other adults have been trying to get across to teens for some time now: watch what you say and show about yourself online. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey suggests young people today are ignorant about the damage their reputations can suffer from bad behavior online. Dempsey says teens don't realize the public face they put forth on Twitter and Facebook can damage their future job opportunities. He says what is on social media can affect a person's chances of being accepted in the military -- or getting a security clearance.