Not content to let their British counterparts warn alone against the dangers that blogging presents children and teens, the FBI in Little Rock has joined in the fun.
According to a report at KTHV Little Rock, the FBI is warning against posting personal information on blogs after 23-year-old Louisiana man was arrested for kidnapping a girl he met through a Xanga blog.
Bill Temple, special agent in charge of the Little Rock FBI says, “We have made numerous arrests, convicted people that have gotten on the Internet pretending to be teenagers and meeting for sexual purposes.”
Temple says one in five kids every year is contacted by a predator. He is surprised at the amount of personal information kids are posting in blogs.
Temple says, “The Internet is a wonderful thing for educational purposes and a lot of other things, but it’s open to everyone and we live in a dangerous world where not everyone has good intentions.”
The FBI apparently has many tips for parents when it comes to Internet safety and never let your kids post pictures of themselves. Never let them give out personal information