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Internet safety classes required in Virginia schools

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Internet safety classes required in Virginia schools

The State of Virginia is reportedly mandating that Internet safety classes be offered in all public schools in all levels. This is the first in the US as a measure to protect young web users especially those in the primary levels. Since there are a great number of children getting victimized by perverts and sex offenders, this particular concern caused an alarm resulting to the recent mandate released by the Virginia government.

A study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2006 revealed that almost 13% of 10-17 years old Internet users receive sexual solicitations from unknown preys. Just recently in Virginia, a 31-year old convict who had already abused 11 children online was discovered to be using a social network profile posing as a 15-year old. The convict was shown in a high school meeting in Richmond by attorney general Gene Fishel to present that such Internet abuse is already rampant, thus, the need for Internet safety classes.

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