Governors Urged to Protect Children From Online Predators
Experts on Internet crimes are urging the nation’s governors to more aggressively protect young people from sexual predators online.
“This is an issue we’re not going to arrest our way out of,” New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte told governors yesterday, during a session of the National Governors Association meeting here. The NGA’s annual summer meeting, held July 20-23, drew about 35 state chief executives, who also tackled innovation in education, the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and a host of other issues, such as global warming.
Better educating parents, children, and police about how to deal with the danger of online predators; incorporating online security into the school curriculum; and requiring sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses, in addition to their home addresses, with local law enforcement could help protect...
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