Essay on Online Pedophiles

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Online Pedophiles

As the Internet keeps making new advancements, pedophiles around the world are becoming more successful. Access to the Internet is readily available anywhere, anytime, and almost anyplace. A growing number of people within the United States are attaining access to the Internet. Internet use within the United States is predicted to grow tremendously. This brings about a large problem for America’s youth. Children are very vulnerable and chat rooms seem to be the popular place for kids and pedophiles to hang out. This creates an on going problem. (Figures 1, 2, and 3 at bottom)

The crime rate against children in the United States is growing and pedophiles on the Internet are a contributor to the
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The chat rooms are the perfect place for pedophiles because while chatting, the pedophile can be anyone they want to be. They don’t have to be the person that they are; they can make themselves sound better than what they are by openly lying during the chat sessions. Through the use of words, a pedophile can easily persuade others into believing that he/she is an honest and friendly individual. Although pedophiles aren’t good people, it’s hard to tell whom one is talking to, while chatting on the net.

The lost identity of people on the internet creates a large problem with America’s youth. Children are extremely vulnerable and will believe just about anything. For this reason, pedophiles on the Internet have a great chance of baiting a child into their trap, and starting a friendship.

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