The Washington Times - April 12, 2011, 12:01PM

Jim Moran has scheduled some face time with Facebook.

He’ll be joined by Facebook representatives Tuesday night for a community event to discuss safe practices for using social networking sites. The growing population of young Internet users stresses the need to hold a conversation on responsible internet practices, Mr. Moran said.


“From stories of identity theft to physical and emotional abuse, recent news reports have highlighted the risks of online social networks,” he said. “In 2010, the Internet Crimes Complaint Center received and processed an average of more than 25,000 complaints per month.”

Maybe President Obama is taking a cue from Mr. Moran. The president is meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on April 20 for a town hall event  that will be streamed live on the social network.

On the other hand, Mr. Moran could have a lot to learn about the power of social networking from Mr. Obama, who has more than 19 million Facebook fans. Mr. Moran has 2,203.

The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at West Potomac High School in Alexandria.