Together, we are making the online community a safer place for the children of New York.” Under New York State’s Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators Act (e-STOP) law, convicted sex offenders must register all of their e-mail addresses, screen names, and other Internet identifiers with the state.
That information is then made available to certain websites so they can purge potential predators from their online worlds.
That means doing everything possible to block sex offenders from using gaming networks as a vehicle to prey on underage victims,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.
“I applaud all the companies participating in this first-of-its-kind initiative for taking online safety seriously and purging their networks of sex offenders.
“The Internet is the crime scene of the 21 century, and we must ensure that online video game platforms do not become a digital playground for dangerous predators.
Together we are making the online community safer for our children, not allowing it to become a 21 century crime scene.” Under New York State law, convicted sex offenders must register all of their e-mail addresses, screen names, and other Internet identifiers with the state, and that information is then made available to certain websites so they can purge potential predators from their online networks.
After the Office of Attorney General approached gaming companies to remove registered sex offenders on their networks, the companies agreed to purge the accounts.
& Sony Agree To Remove New York’s Registered Sex Offenders Schneiderman: We Will Not Let Online Gaming Systems Become A Digital Playground For Sexual Predators NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T.
Schneiderman today announced that more than 3,500 accounts of New York registered sex offenders have been purged from online video game platforms as part of “Operation: Game Over,” a groundbreaking initiative with participation from Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive Media Group, Warner Brothers and Sony.
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