Social media can enhance productivity and enjoyment, or it can be used to break the law. As this video demonstrates, police are often required to develop new strategies and techniques to solve crimes and assist victims.
Video source: FBI on YouTube
1. How is this case an example of how social media has provided new opportunities for criminals to victimize and exploit the public?
2. How did this sexual predator harm his victims?
3. Are the police and/or the federal government responsible for keeping the Internet safe for children?
4. What should the penalties be for this type of crime? Are new laws needed to address the emerging criminal strategies made possible by technology?