Indiana Judge Upholds Restrictions for Sex Offenders to Use Facebook
Originally posted on Nellessen Law Office - Denver DUI Attorney Blog:
With the popularity of Facebook and similar social media websites, it was only a matter of time for major use restrictions to be placed against certain classes of people. Due to the difficulty of monitoring and regulating who can use social media (keeping young people off of these sites), certain jurisdictions have placed their target in those convicted of sexual offenses… ANY sexual offense. Last week, in Indiana, a judge upheld a ban on Facebook use for registered sexual offenders. Please see the attached article:
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt stated that the state has a “strong interest in protecting children.” Clearly this is a very important interest for any state; however, should “children” be allowed to partake in such social media sites? Should parents not be the source of protection for their own children? My question is: When will parents start parenting their own children again?