The Internet may not be such a dangerous place for children after all.

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    The Internet may not be such a dangerous place for children after all.

    A task force created by 49 state attorneys general to look into sexual solicitation of children online has concluded that there is not a significant problem.

    The findings ran counter to popular perceptions of online dangers as reinforced by depictions in the news media like NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series and are the latest study to suggest that concerns about the Internet and sex abuse against children are overblown. Ina an article last February in American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association, researchers concluded that most allegatiosn about the Internet and sexual abuse were myths.

    McClatchy Washington Bureau | 01/14/2009 | About the risk from those Internet predators: Nevermind
     
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    I'm not surprised. Not that it can't be a problem, I don't know of anyone that hasn't had some kind of contact with a weirdo, but I think most kids are a lot more sophisticated about how to deal with online perverts than most adults give them credit for. The only kids being "fooled" by these guys are looking for the attention, which means the problem started before they ever got online.
     
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    Tell that to the panicking parents in my neighborhood who are sure that evil of the worst sort lurks online.

    :lol:
     
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    it probably does. it's always lurking somewhere.
     
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    I need help tho-----I can't be everywhere at once ya know.:lol:
     
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    dick cheney will be available in a week. i'm sure he'll pitch in.
     
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    Well Anguille has been a lot of help---kudos to her ! :clap2:
     
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    I take it folks dispute the research findings?
     
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    Good information, but I'll continue to err on the side of caution.
     
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    On what basis do you make this statement?
     

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