Wednesday, July 25, 2007

MySpace: 29K Sex Offenders Identified

From AdAge:
MySpace has identified more than 29,000 registered sex offenders on its social network -- more than four times the number it claimed to have found in May, according to the North Carolina attorney general's office.
The 29,000 includes those who signed up using their real names. Nobody knows how many are lurking on MySpace using aliases.

To counter the situation, North Carolina AG Roy Cooper is spearheading an effort to require parental consent for children to join MySpace. Hey, what about FaceBook and the other networking sites frequented by kids?

Honestly, does anyone really think that legislating parental controls will eliminate or minimize the threat of child sex predators? It's nuts! We should be going after the perverts, not the parents and an unknown number of web portals.