AirTalk for March 10, 2010

Sex offenders could be banned from Facebook

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Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England.

It’s estimated that 750,000 children between the ages of 8 and 12 use social networking websites, despite the fact that many of these sites prohibit child users. According to the National Criminal Intelligence Service, internet pedophiles have become increasingly skilled at using the Internet to hide their identity and use technology to contact victims. Last week, San Francisco DA Kamala Harris and Assemblywoman Norma Torres introduced the California Child Cyber Safety Act. The legislation would keep sex offenders off social networking sites. Larry speaks with the SFDA about the legislation and how it would work to protect minors from sexual predators.

Guest:


Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney and candidate for California Attorney General


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