March 19, 2011

The cause "Keep registered sex offenders off FaceBook" why is it a useless cause? How to really keep registered sex offenders off FaceBook!

Somebody invited me to one of these causes in the past:

Keep Registered Sex offenders off FaceBook

Is this possible, can registered sex offenders actually be kept off FaceBook and if so, how?

After giving this a great deal of thought, what made the most sense was not this cause, because just saying Poof, registered sex offender, you are now off FaceBook.  Why you ask, well did you have to show proof of who you where when you created your FaceBook Account?  What about your teens and young children?  What proof did they have to show when they created their account on FaceBook?

So how do we keep registered sex offenders off the internet, especially the pedophiles?  First, there needs to be a law in place that automatically stops registered sex offenders, when they are charged, from being allowed to have an internet account in there name.  Such a law in place would eliminate the possibility of a sex offender from getting online, not completely but it would be a stepping stone towards some type of accomplishment.

Another thing that we need to keep in mind is how do we protect our children on these sites?  Our children have access to so many social networks that allow a child under the age of fifteen to get on without any proof that they are actually a child at all.  How many child pedophiles are on FaceBook at this moment while you read this article?

How about forcing the social networks to automatically want credit card information and MSN does have such a thing in place.  As soon as you enter your birth date, if you are thirteen years of age or younger, they want your parents credit card information.  The site than takes a dollar off the credit card than puts it right back on, just to make sure if you aren't who you say you are, they can find you much easier.  This would make it so much easier for law enforcement to track criminals before they can go any farther on the Internet.

The Internet is such a big scary place, one that makes it easier for sex crimes to happen behind closed door, without anybody knowing who, or where they are.

Here are some causes that makes sense to me that are available to join:

Keep sex offenders off the internet

This is my own personal cause, please support the cause!
Make facebook ask for proof of age for minors

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