Today you can go online to your state's Megan's Law website, where all convicted sex offenders are required to register, and probably find clusters of red dots on the map of your neighborhood, each dot representing an individual convicted of a sex crime.
In California, approximately one of every 375 adults is a registered sex offender.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.
Unfortunately, for this to happen you must know your way around a computer and the internet. A child should never know more than a parent does about the internet. If you are looking to block adult websites or websites that have offensive language, it will not do you any good if your teenager knows ways to get around the parental controls that you set.
Okay, it’s time to have an open and frank discussion about the battle of the sexes and the dating game.
It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating Dating has gone digital.
In California, registration is for life, a defining feature that is both revealing and confounding.
To get some insight into what women go through on these dating websites, I pulled aside one of my family members who I knew had spent some time on these sites looking for her future spouse.While some states have considered adopting public registries for other crimes—domestic violence, drug dealing, murder—so far sex offenders comprise the only class of criminals who are deemed to warrant this special treatment, despite scant evidence that it is effective at reducing sexual assault.Registries are designed to protect children from “stranger danger,” a largely mythical threat belied by the fact that only three percent of sexual abuse and six percent of child murders are committed by strangers.The collection of laws and restrictions that regulate people categorized as “sex offenders” has been punctuated by names such as Megan, Jessica and Adam.These are the names of children, all victims of heinous crimes that sparked high-profile campaigns aimed at creating "get tough on crime” legislation.That is why it is important that you know how to use a computer and the internet or learn if you don’t know.