Police: Teens too open online
It is exactly this worst-case scenario that Beard said he fears — as a policeman and as a parent.
“We haven’t had that situation here, but it’s happening all over the country,” the juvenile investigator with the Ruston Police Department said. “People are being murdered, raped and kidnapped off what people are getting off the Internet.”
Beard said children and young adults may be maintaining on-line pages and blogs on Web sites such as MySpace and Xanga merely for fun, without thinking about how free information on the Internet is.