Registered sex offenders lose their online gaming accounts

Registered sex offenders lose their online gaming accounts

As Ben Weitzenkorn reports for NBC News, if you’ve been convicted of a sex offense in New York, prepare to have your online gaming account brought down (if it hasn’t already).

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, in his support of “Operation: Game Over,” said:

“The Internet is the crime scene of the 21st century, and we must ensure that online video game platforms do not become a digital playground for dangerous predators. That means doing everything possible to block sex offenders from using gaming systems as a vehicle to prey on underage victims.”

So far, more than 2,000 registered sex offenders in New York have had their online gaming accounts brought down, with probably more to come.

Authorities are concerned with offenders contacting children through chat and messaging located inside the game interface.

Many registered sex offenders across the country have already been banned from using online social networking sites like Facebook.

Source: NY ousts sex offenders from online games

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