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State Spearheads Efforts To Keep Predators Offline

Posted by familydynamics on January 4, 2008

Nationwide, 31,000 people identified as registered sex offenders have been removed from MySpace, and in Connecticut alone, 417 registered sex offenders have been blocked from using the Web site.

Connecticut is leading a coalition of 50 states that has been negotiating with MySpace and other social networking sites such as Facebook to adopt additional measures to make the sites safer.

This two-year effort underlines an initiative to keep children safe from predators online. Even so, authorities say there may be other predators out there using fake names or who haven’t been convicted. Parents should be aware of where their children are going online, and youth should exercise caution on these social networking sites.

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