March 5th, 2013
12:44 PM ET

How to stay safe on social networks

In a recent investigation, CNNMoney's Laurie Segall reported on the case of an 18-year-old student whose response to a "friend" on Facebook quickly led to a life controlled by a pimp.

Now, in this video, Laurie helps you set your privacy settings to avoid sex traffickers.


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    In my country (Nigeria) last year a young lady was killed after she responded to a friend request

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