MySpace Finds 29,000 Sex Offenders

MySpace Finds 29,000 Sex Offenders

There are 13 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Jul 24, 2007, titled MySpace Finds 29,000 Sex Offenders. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

MySpace.com has found more than 29,000 registered sex offenders with profiles on the popular social networking Web site - more than four times the number cited by the company two months ago, officials in two ...

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Washington, DC

#1 Jul 24, 2007
All online providers should check the list before connecting online accounts and all old accounts should be checked as well.

Perhaps someday they will have data dase that matches the online providers with the sex offenders location and not except the connection (no online access).
Just a thought..
CMS

Waldorf, MD

#2 Jul 24, 2007
MySpace is MyCrap, and I can only wish it would shut down completely. It's a sorry excuse for networking. It's always undergoing "maintenance", so you can never log on half the time and is owned by a corporation that uses MySpace as fodder for media exploits, like the ever-famous "girl fight" videos. MySpace exists because people are so inept with their privacy that they're willing to share themselves with a community of complete strangers, and the entire media circus has full access to everything that is going on.
Take for instance the boy that shot up a police station parking lot a while back in Virginia. Word got out immediately that he had a MySpace account, and it was publically broadcast by media networks. His MySpace site stayed up for at least a week following that incident so that his friends, etc, could leave comments so that the media could feed off of that as well. Then his site was taken off the air. MySpace only kept his site up for the week or so after the incident so that they could get into the heads people he had come into contact with... And they did, because, boy, those kids sure opened themselves up.
TryingNotToLaugh

United States

#3 Jul 25, 2007
This isn't MySpace's fault or issue frankly. If you don't want your kids falling victim to a sexual predator online, then keep them off the computer or severely limit their usage.
How much longer are we going to blame everyone else for our own shortcomings? As parents, it's OUR responsibility to protect our children, and our responsibility ALONE.
Step up to the plate and do what you're supposed to parents, or suffer the consequences. But don't blame anyone else.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#4 Jul 25, 2007
29,000 people? That is a LOT of pervs, isn't it? Since sexual predators rarely, if ever, reform, I think once they're caught and charged, they should be jailed forever (do prisons have computers for prisoner use? If so, these guys should be kept off the 'net while they're in jail)
Hollywood_MD

Lexington Park, MD

#5 Jul 25, 2007
we need more Chris Hansens
newswatcher

Decatur, GA

#6 Jul 25, 2007
All well said and done, but anyone with teenagers knows it's not as easy as it sounds to keep kids offline. You may not allow your child to go online unsupervised, but what about when they're at a friend's house, the library, school, even their cell phone, all with internet access?
TryingNotToLaugh wrote:
This isn't MySpace's fault or issue frankly. If you don't want your kids falling victim to a sexual predator online, then keep them off the computer or severely limit their usage.
How much longer are we going to blame everyone else for our own shortcomings? As parents, it's OUR responsibility to protect our children, and our responsibility ALONE.
Step up to the plate and do what you're supposed to parents, or suffer the consequences. But don't blame anyone else.
Jackie

Vienna, VA

#7 Jul 25, 2007
TryingNotToLaugh wrote:
This isn't MySpace's fault or issue frankly. If you don't want your kids falling victim to a sexual predator online, then keep them off the computer or severely limit their usage.
How much longer are we going to blame everyone else for our own shortcomings? As parents, it's OUR responsibility to protect our children, and our responsibility ALONE.
Step up to the plate and do what you're supposed to parents, or suffer the consequences. But don't blame anyone else.
I totally agree! We are the parents it is our responsibility. Kids are not suppose to run their household. The parents make the rules.
Jim

AOL

#8 Aug 6, 2007
You people are nothing but laiers. I just read an article exposing all the lies you tell just to make a story
jim

AOL

#9 Aug 6, 2007
for the reAL STORY AND THE TRUTH GO TO GOOGLE SEARCH AND CLICK

PREDATOR PAMIC: a CLOSSER LOOK
A PUBLICATION IN "SKEPTICAL INQUIRER"

When I read this article I was appaled at how the american people are duped into beliving all the garbage that the press puts out. The press has no regard for reporting the truth or facts,, just anything that will further there profit and/or ratings.

Since: Jul 07

PitTSbuRgH!

#10 Aug 6, 2007
jim wrote:
for the reAL STORY AND THE TRUTH GO TO GOOGLE SEARCH AND CLICK
PREDATOR PAMIC: a CLOSSER LOOK
A PUBLICATION IN "SKEPTICAL INQUIRER"
When I read this article I was appaled at how the american people are duped into beliving all the garbage that the press puts out. The press has no regard for reporting the truth or facts,, just anything that will further there profit and/or ratings.
jim.....shut up, your probably sitting on your computer sifting through kiddie porn right now, we can tell your having trouble focusing, maybe your angry because they found YOUR myspace account.....
all pervs dont register

Baltimore, MD

#11 Aug 14, 2007
There are a lot more people out there that molest young children and are not on the registry. For example, if you molest your own child and social services investigates the childs allegations and finds them to be true they make a founded ruling. If the child is too young to testify and criminal charges aren't filed or are filed but dropped the person won't have to register. There seems to be a lot of people out there who molest their own children and because they don't have to register with a founded ruling by social services the public isn't advised. This is sad and very troubling to me, as the mother of a young daughter. However, she is not allowed on the internet but I know that I won't always have that control over her. I can only hope that she will make the right decisions when she grows up and isn't withing arms reach.
Alex

Christiansburg, OH

#12 Aug 22, 2007
I think it's so stupid how parents are so concerned about online predators.

I have NEVER seen a case where the guy just goes 2 states away and just rapes the girl, they always meet somewhere and have sex.
So the parents who get mad blame the guy, but it's their own stupid fault that they didn't raise their child right.
It's not rape if you're willing.

And there is millions of predators out there, no matter if you're on Myspace or not. We probably walk pass them everyday...

It's the people close to your children you should be worried about, not the one's far away.

I'm a teenager myself, and I can tell you that I can tell when a guy just wants sex or if he just wants to be friends...I'm not a moron.

The predators really can't find me if they know MY first and last name, they'd have to know my parents first and last name...and I never give that out to anyone, the only other way to find me is by tracking my computer...and even then they don't need anything to do that.

Parents REALLY need to get the facts straight.
Kroger

United States

#13 Dec 2, 2009
about location wrote:
All online providers should check the list before connecting online accounts and all old accounts should be checked as well.
Perhaps someday they will have data dase that matches the online providers with the sex offenders location and not except the connection (no online access).
Just a thought..
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