By Sheryl Nance-Nash
A broken-hearted teenager can create chaos in cyberspace.
Sharon Parker (not her real name) said nothing has been the same since a six-month relationship between her 16-year-old son and his girlfriend went awry more than two years ago.
“When Facebook purchased Instagram, your Facebook and Instagram accounts could be linked,” Parker told Digital Privacy News. “If you had a Facebook account that had your name and nothing else on it, Facebook made it public.
“His private account became public,” she continued. “That’s how the girl was able to get access to his information and contacts.”
Her son’s ex impersonated him on Instagram through a fake account, Parker said. It appeared as if he was sexually harassing girls online.
He became a pariah at school. Parker then took legal action.