Lets be honest, anyone could be a paedo, but there are no less of them than there were 14 years ago, when I was going round my local town until the early hours of the evening on my bmx.
This is a direct result of the tabliods blowing everthing out of proportion and Rupert Murdoch forcing his opinions upon everyone else
The constant tabloid 'scares' are causing the current generation to grow up in a ultra-protected enviroment, and people wonder why teenagers are becoming so out of control, its because they are so sheltered during there formative ages.
In all, its parents being lazy on the internet side. They should be supervising there children when they use the internet, not constantly, but occassionaly enquiring what they are doing, because there are some weirdo's out there, but If I went to meet someone, you really should know where your kids are!
I'll agree, Ian Huntly/Maxine Carr was slightly different, it was someone in a position where he should not have been, and it hasn't been blown out of proportion, people in these postions, like me (I still help out at cubs and scouts) should have full CRB checks etc.
No-one can be protected totally, I could meet another type of madman who kills me tommorrow, its just as likely as me meeting a paedo.
Personally, the member directory was extremly useful, especially for finding out who's who (and then blocking anyone who I don't want to speak to.
Soon all forums and anyway of communicating at all on the net will be stopped, all because of what [email protected]@ is correctly saying, its getting made to much of a bug deal
i agree totally with you
My CRB Disclosure came through
No convictions, Cautions, Repremands Or Warnings!
Also it gave me a way to check up on ex girlfriends.
We appreciate your patience in this matter.
I think 'temporarily' stands out a bit there...it's not a permanent closure.