Skip Nav
Digital Life
11 New Slang Terms to Memorize If You Want to Stay Cool
Tech Tips
Here's How to Share Old Photos From Your Camera Roll on Snapchat
Tech Tips
Here's the Right Way to Repost Instagram Photos

State of Illinois Bans Convicted Sex Offenders From Using Social Networks

Illinois Bars Sex Offenders From Social Networks

On Thursday, Illinois lawmakers signed a law that bans registered sex offenders from using social networks. The law, of course, aims to prevent offenders from victimizing those they might find on a social network such as Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter.

Interestingly, they define social network as "an Internet website containing profile web pages of the members of the website that include the names or nicknames of such members . . . or any other personal or personally identifying information about such members." You know as well as I do how many websites that defines nowadays, with more sites adding a social aspect to keep up with the times.

The powers-that-be appear to be growing more aware of the impact of social networks, and are responding accordingly — see the US Marines' ban. This law, though, has a different purpose entirely: protection of minors. Do you think it will be effective?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 6 years
Good for them.
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years
I think this is a great step, I just wonder how it will be enforced.
6 'Pokemon GO' Tips for Playing at Night Without Getting Arrested or Stabbed
SOPA Protest: List of Websites Going Dark
Hillary Clinton's White Suit at DNC 2016
Virgin Atlantic Google Glass Check-In
Hillary Clinton Hair Evolution
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Cast
How to Opt Out of Google+ Emails

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X