Last night, the Government announced its support for the MSN initiative, which was taken in response to pleas from parents, children's groups and the police. All MSN chatrooms will be closed, except in New Zealand and Brazil, where a monitoring system will be introduced. Chatrooms in the US and Canada will also survive, but access will be limited under a subscription service to people who can prove their identity and address. In Britain, 15 cases of paedophiles abusing children after contacting them through the Net have been reported. MSN UK claims 1.2million individuals log onto its chatrooms each month.
A similar number use rival sites operated by AOL and Yahoo, while there are numerous smaller companies running chatrooms.
In fact, AOL quietly shut down its UK open chatrooms earlier this year, it emerged last night.
The company said it responded to fears about paedophiles targeting children and felt it could not properly monitor email conversations.
Some of us are independent minded and enjoy the freedom and fun gained by Internet chat.
The foundation of Ms Youngs' idealogies as revealed in this book, tend to be more suited to the 1950's rather than the 21st century.
“I with me sister she is 8,” typed the Filipino girl.
“If you likes we does 20 minutes sexy show for .” “OK, please video call me, I can do that,” wrote an excited Hansen.
” After a few seconds a single word popped up: “Yes.” The conversation quickly moved to Skype at the girl’s request.
Hansen called her from his personal account, where his name, photograph and location were listed.
Paedophiles are creating bogus identities, and pretending to be younger than they are, so they can arrange meetings and prey on children.