MySpace.com has announced that it will take significant steps to protect children on its web site. There will be new online safety protections â€“ and the site will work to develop age and identity verification technology. The announcement comes as part of an agreement between the social networking site and attorneys general from 49 states.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the agreement will help parents do a better job of keeping their kids safe. "Immediately there should be specific steps, more than 60 of them, that protect children from child predators or pornography on the internet;and longer term there should be better technology," says Blumenthal.
The agreement follows two years of discussions between MySpace and the attorneys general, who said sexual predators were using the site to contact children and lure them into face-to-face encounters.