Online predators are not getting our kids email addresses randomly. Social networking sites have become a fertile breeding ground for online predators. The most dangerous are sex offenders looking for their next victim.
Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking site, is creating what they are calling a “global safety advisory board.” A representative from Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and the Family Online Safety Institute will serve on the board.
While convicted sex offenders are required to register their addresses with law enforcement in 25 states, that doesn’t stop them from finding a way to get on the sites. More than 3,500 sex offenders in New York were removed from Facebook and MySpace recently.