Sep 172010
 
 September 17, 2010  Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

Ben Grubb reports:

A mother’s fear that her 12-year-old daughter was being stalked by a paedophile on Facebook sparked an in-depth, almost month-long investigation involving the Australian Federal Police.

But police have been left dumbfounded by the discovery that the person who harassed and sent pornographic images to the girl via the site was another 12-year-old girl.

Read more in The Age.

But did Facebook know that the stalker was a 12-year-old girl? There is still the issue of whether they were responsive enough to concerns when everyone believed that there might be a real risk. And why did police drop the case after identifying the stalker? Isn’t it still criminal behavior? Was the matter referred to juvenile authorities there?

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