Okay so this is rather old news by the long and the short of it, but honestly, what the hell are the mother and daughter hoping to get out of this? The kid was raped, that’s truly abohrent and frankly the rapist should have his nuts cut off.
The thing is, how on earth is this MySpace’s fault? They’re suing because MySpace doesn’t verify the user details. The site requires that the users of it be 14 years or older. So if a 13 year old signs up, pretending to be a 14 year old, who’s fault is that? How exactly should the site ensure that the 13 year old is really a 14 year old? Ask for an ID number? Social Security? Oh, right, American’s don’t have ID numbers, and I don’t think a 13 year old, or a 14 year old, will have a Social Security number. So how do they confirm it then?
Ask them to pitch up at the offices with a birth certificate?
Americans. The fact that the 14 year old was raped is truly terrible. It’s a disgusting crime that deserves the harshest of punishments.
The thing is, there’s probably a lot that the parent should have done. Better educated the kid to the risks of meeting people online and then in real-life – alone – for the first time. Teaching the kid more about the worse side of life and teaching the kid to have better judgement is a start. The kid is going to make mistakes, of that there is no doubt. The better you educate your child however, the better the chances of the kid surviving.
Not much more to say, I guess. Can’t blame MySpace as far as I am concerned. People need to accept responsibility for their actions.