With all this talk of child predators, concerned parents look to websites like MySpace to clean up their act and make them safer for their young’ns. MySpace is listening, and will soon “begin showing users when Amber Alert has been called in their zip code.” The community-driven web portal has teamed up with the law enforcement program on this front, helping kids stay just a little safer during their internet journeys and conversations.
The integration into the MySpace website will consist of “propriety coding” which automatically imbeds new alerts into user profiles with open cases in their zip code. I’m not entirely positive how this will help, as those nasty abductors are just about everywhere, aren’t they? The alerts, which will appear at the top of the page, will be hyperlinked to more information and pictures.
MySpace has also implemented other initiatives, like preventing “unsolicited adults from being able to view profiles of underage users.” In fact, children under 14 canot even create a profile.