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Internet not a threat

2009-01-13 21:51:52.976033+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Anti-news: NY Times: Report Calls Online Threats to Children Overblown:

A high-profile task force created by 49 state attorneys general to find a solution to the problem of sexual solicitation of children online has concluded that there really is not a significant problem, despite years of parental anxieties and media hype.

Via MeFi.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Sexual Culture Ethics moron Current Events Journalism and Media Net Culture ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-13 23:05:44.168733+00 by: ebradway

I wonder how much of the actual threat was from undercover agents... And it's definitely less of a threat than Catholic school...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-13 23:19:38.112322+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think I mentioned that a friend of mine discovered that his daughter's Facebook or MySpace or whatever page inflated her age by a few years, leading me to the conclusion that anyone claiming to be a 14 year old girl on the Internet is undoubtedly a cop. I'm also pretty much convinced that anyone claiming to be interested in 14 year old girls is also a cop.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-16 06:16:31.225837+00 by: JT

You have to be 16 to agree to MySpace's agreement, so most kids, like my 12 year old, started a myspace last year saying he was 18. Although he's 12 now, his Myspace page says he's 19.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-16 13:31:53.104464+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm not sure what this does or doesn't prove, but here's yet another state criminal investigator busted on child porn posession charges.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-16 15:46:07.986789+00 by: JT

I'll see your criminal investigator and up you six teenagers becoming sexual offenders for sending their boyfriends nude pictures on their cellphones

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-20 04:26:31.439479+00 by: baylink

Shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

How *many* "toljaso's" are we, the sane people up to now?

"There aren't any significant numbers of "sexual predators" on the net"

"DRM is a stupid idea, and you'll eventually drop it"

"Linux will change the world"

"The check is in the mail"

"I promise I'll pull..." Oh wait. "Fewer sex stories"