Hiding in plain website

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    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    Hiding in plain website
    TIMOTHY APPLEBY
    From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

    Full article: click here
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    Great article, Shadowraiths! I start searching cyberspace immediately when I hear about a school or college shooting.

    I think the cost of locating these potential killers would be prohibitive. I also think it would be hard to do anything to these people, once identified, for their mere words on the net. Maybe schools should take a look at what they could do...but I personally would rather the government spend money trying to catch pedophiles and child porn rings, etc. I think there are many more victims there.

    IMO
     
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    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Maybe we should start sleuthing before they happen during the course of our normal sleuthing. :) Say set aside an hour here n there to do nothing but look for teenage degenerates online at myspace and facebook sites?
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    But, then what, SS? Write to them and see if they are serious? I think that would be cool if it would actually stop something from happening....
     
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    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    We could at least alert someone to them so they can then monitor them. How many times have we seen kids toting guns on these sites? I didn't turn em in...but maybe I should have.

    I often think of that photo of Shawn Hornbeck with a gun. If someone had alerted to his site...would he have been found sooner?
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    I have been on myspace recently checking out what some of the myspace accounts look like for local school children. I've been debating with myself if I should go through them one-by-one and see if there are any danger signs. I would send the info to the school, I think. I haven't thought it all out yet.... Hopefully I wouldn't find anything, but you never know.
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    It's pretty easy to do on myspace. You can go to "Find your school" and pick the city/state you want. You can choose the name of a specific school, or view the list of all the schools in that city.

    Originally I was just making sure the bullies at my dd and ds's school hadn't started cyber-bullying. After the Success Tech Academy shooting here, I thought about going school to school just to check for other possible problems.
     

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