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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Connecticut Attorney-General seeks controls on MySpace

The Courant tells us that Attorney-General is working to establish tighter controls on MySpace and similar sites, compelling them to do more to verify that minors have parental permission to participate in the site.

Connecticut officials unveiled legislation Wednesday that would require MySpace.com and other social networking web sites to verify users' ages and obtain parental consent before minors post profiles online.

The bill comes a day after a man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for using MySpace.com to set up a sexual encounter with an 11-year-old Connecticut girl. It was one of the first federal sex cases involving the popular networking site.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who met with other attorneys general on Tuesday, said 10 to 20 other states are considering similar legislation.

Please continue to pray for our State's youth.

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