“Sexual Predators Are Sneaking Around Online
Caution: Online Sexual Predators Pose As Kids” – This is what is posted on line on CBS4 news.
They say that about 90,000 sex offenders have been found and removed from the Web site MySpace. This is about 40,000 more than the amount they had previously encountered. They say the owner of MySpace, the news corporation and the two U.S. attorney generals came to an agreement Tuesday. Last year MySpace gave them the authority to push forward, to make sure that their site was a little bit more safer than before.
The site, if you have noticed has features, such as if you go to search for friends, you can’t search for anyone younger than 18. This at least helps band sexual predators from searching children under 18.
Unfortunately, sexual predators sometimes find ways to find younger children. They pretend to be your age, fake picture, and they tell you what you want to hear. This applies to both boys and girls. You need to be careful if you are on these sites.
I have a 15 year old sister who just recently got myspace. It’s scary to think that there are so many weirdos out there. You have to make sure your myspace account is private, that when searching for you, they can’t just find you by your first and last name. Put in a fake name. If the person wants you to add them as a friend, they have to know your email address, this at least insures that the person knows you. If you do happen to come across a friendship that you don’t know, delete it, because it can be someone posing as young boy or girl your age, just trying to manipulate you into getting to know them.
Be careful, Be cautious and always Trust that if you have a bad feeling, go with it!
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