Editor's Note: A Facebook virus that involves a pornographic video has apparently been making the rounds and school officials from several school districts have been sending out a warning to parents. WFSB reports that school districts and police departments in Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Rocky Hill and Hartford are sending out warnings. Madison School Superitendent Thomas Scarice sent out this note Tuesday:
March 26, 2013
I want to share information with you regarding a virus associated with Facebook that students from several Connecticut school districts have encountered. The virus appears to come from a friend sharing a video. If the video is opened, it attaches to an individual’s Facebook account and is shared to the Facebook friends of the person who opened the video. The video may contain the caption “watch this if you are curious.” According to local law enforcement agencies, the video is pornographic in nature involving a young child. The video was described as “very graphic” and would be disturbing to students as well as adults.
While there have been no reports of the virus here in Madison, I wanted to make sure that all of you are aware of it so that you may address it with your children at home. If your child has a Facebook account, please advise him or her to refrain from clicking on any shared videos.
Thomas R. Scarice
Superintendent of School