MySpace to give up names of registered sex offenders.
Man, this is a tough one. My many sides are really battling each other.
The librarian side of me screams about the rights of privacy and shuns them for giving in.
My business side wonders if it was necessary in order to keep the website alive… one too many lawyers to hire and enough bad publicity.
My researcher side of me tells me that underage children are lying about their identities on the site as well.
My educator side agrees and says we need to teach or children about digital ethics and how not to invite trouble into your life.
My logical side agrees and knows that this wont stop unregistered pedifiles from getting to our children.
Which leads to my rational side of me wondering if there are better ways of creating profiles that help avoid these problems on Myspace.
And through all this, the parent in me says damned straight! It is amazing how strong that voice became when my wife gave birth to our child.
All in all, I really don’t know how to think of this. Yeah, in a way I feel that they are convicts and deserve what they get now; but they are still citizens and therefore have all the rights of any other citizens despite their past actions… and some people do reform and have the right to a normal life.
I simply don’t know… anyone else?