Locate Sex Offenders With Facebook

While there are several web sites that can help with locating sex offenders, I was interested when I stumbled upon a Facebook application that locates sex offenders in New York state. I found the new app easy to use – you can search by last name, zip code, or county. The last name is helpful if you know who you’re looking for, but I found the zip code or county searches to be most helpful. A friend of mine used a similar site recently to see how many sex offenders are located near houses she is looking at purchasing. Said friend is a mother of young children, and is not thrilled about the fact that there are dozens of sex offenders located within a few blocks of her current house. I will say that even if you find a place with no registered sex offenders near by, that doesn’t necessarily mean that there are no sex offenders – remember, it’s only finding registered ones. That said, I think apps like this are a great idea.

Any thoughts? Would you use an app like this?

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About Holly Moyseenko

Holly Moyseenko is a sex educator living in Ohio. She is an advocate of positive and healthy sexuality. Holly currently works for a non-profit health organization as a health educator, and also teaches workshops that focus on many topics within the realm of healthy sexuality. In her spare time, she also is an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, gardens, reads anything within reach, drinks copious amounts of tea, and naps with her two dogs.