Craigslist attacked for promoting child prostitution

According to an article published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Craigslist is under attack by Alanta Mayor Shirley Franklin for its alleged role in promoting child prostitution.

“Children are being marketed through craigslist,” Franklin said during an update on the mayor’s “Dear John” campaign, a crackdown on the city’s child prostitution industry.

The full article can be read at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree with Mayor Shirley Franklin that the site should do more to safeguard children?

Just under 17 million people visit craiglist per month and not all of them are looking to sell furniture that’s for sure. The amount of people looking for sexual encounters on the service is sickening.

It would be nice if Craigslist rid the site of the casual encounters section, but then again this is the internet and according to statistics the casual encounters section is a high trafficked section of the site.

I know in the past and in recent news teens, men and women have been arrested in relation to Internet prostitution on Craigslist.

This is just one more reason to supervise your children while they are on the internet and hopefully Craiglist will address these issues.

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