|Miss America Lauren Nelson shows off her new honor as an honorary deputy sheriff with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.|
Her experience came during a sleep-over with several friends, all in their early teens. While on the Internet they interacted with a man who approached them online. "We gave him information (about ourselves) not knowing how dangerous it would be," she explained this week during a visit to Bedford. The man later approached one of her friends.
Now she uses her platform as Miss America to help others learn the truth about the dangers of the Internet.
"There are tips that I give to kids, there are tips that I give to parents," she said this week. "Kids, don't talk to strangers, don't share personal information and involve an adult if you feel uncomfortable.
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