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Cyber Solicitations Growing

January 8th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Kids being solicited for sex on the internet was the topic of a conference call today between Attorney General Bill McCollum and Americaís Most Wanted host John Walsh. McCollum has been collecting information on children around the state who admit to being solicited for sex on the internet. He and his unit travel to public schools giving presentations to educate students abot the danger. Theyíve talked to 23,000 kids and more than 4,000 say they’ve been propositioned for sex. The majority say they were approached have been propositioned for sex on websites like Myspace. Mccollum says the presentation is very interactive and feels like itís been working.

Sot: Bill McCollum
Attorney General

The cybercrime unitís message to the children is that they donít know who their online friends really are. McCollum says he has been working with several news organizations, including FOX, with hopes to of educating parents about the dangers their kids face.

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