Facebook does offer users the option to report convicted sex offenders using the site.In order to successfully report a sex offender on Facebook you must provide one of the following with your report: The challenge to the existing North Carolina law was brought to the Appellate court by Lester Gerard Packingham, a convicted sex offender.Recently, North Carolina passed a law known as the “Protect Children From Sexual Predators Act” making it illegal for convicted sex offenders to access any website where minors can become members, or create personal web pages.The law was just one aspect of a much larger body of restrictions implemented to prevent sexual predators from interacting with minors. Court of Appeals Judge Rick Elmore writes, “It arbitrarily burdens all registered sex offenders by preventing a wide range of communication and expressive activity unrelated to achieving its purported goal.ASKfm has a Safety Center to “empower users with the information, guidance and tools they need to navigate safely and enjoy the service.” Watch this Safe Smart Social video to learn more.An i OS app that is used if you don’t want anyone to know that you downloaded a privacy app.The icon is disguised as “My Utilities,” so no one will ever guess there are private photos tucked away in your phone.
In our last infographic, we revealed that children as young as 10 are signing up for Facebook accounts, so keeping sex offenders out of this space only seems logical, right? "The law is broad because technology moves fast and we don't want predators and child pornographers to use legal loopholes.” Cooper himself even helped lobby in favor of the law at the same time that multiple state attorney generals nationwide were putting pressure on the social media sites themselves to prevent sex offenders from being able to register for membership. As unsettling as it may sound, sex offenders are free to use Facebook, Twitter, Google and any other social networking platforms.On Facebook’s Rights and Responsibilities, under their registration guidelines it states that “You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender.” However, it also says, “You will not create more than one account” and “You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook.” Since we now know that over 83 million accounts on Facebook are fake, these “rules” might sound satisfying in theory, but they are completely impossible to enforce.It seems as if Facebook users are operating under some kind of honor system which no one actually upholds.Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of events and news happening around town, upcoming events and community activities.I hope you will join us at these community events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.Wi-Fi broadband operates on the same principle as your wireless router at home.Wi-Fi broadband on the move is often faster and more reliable than a 3G broadband connection picked up on your mobile phone or via a dongle.This year's event is sponsored by Brandywine Senior Living.Mayor, Council welcome hundreds to the 2013 Harvest Festival at Croft Farm Last Sunday, hundreds of local residents and their families came out to historic Croft Farm for an afternoon of fall-themed festivities at the Township's annual Harvest Festival and Fire & Life Safety Day.Internet horror stories passed around on forums and other sites to disturb and frighten readers.Includes stories from Slender Man, a fictional character that inspired two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls to stab and nearly kill a friend.