By Jeremy Vishno and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, headed up a campaign to remove sex offers and child predators from My Space, a popular social networking site used by children, young adults, and adults. Blumenthal was shocked and dismayed by the number of offenders who got on the site and registered profiles. Blumenthal commented that the numbers were “appalling and unacceptable”.
In response to pressure by Blumenthal and others, My Space removed 90,000 sex offenders from the website.
The internet and cyberspace are the new favorite hang outs for sex offenders and child predators. Parents can lock the doors and install alarms. Unfortunately, there are opportunities created through the computer. Allowing child predators and sex offenders on a website with thousands and thousands of children is like hiring a child predator to teach at an elementary school.
It is vital that My Space, Facebook, and other social networking web sites take the initiative to police its sites and remove offenders and predators from the site. Taking away opportunities from child predators and sex offenders will help reduce the number of child victims. You can read more about this story at My Space Kicks Out 90,000 Sex Offenders According to Connecticut Attorney General.