Keep Your Children Safe

This is not necessarily Houston-specific, but is a piece of valuable information that may make a difference.

Family Watchdog is a site I came across recently that gets data from state databases regarding registered sex offenders. Although this information has always been publicly available, Family Watchdog makes it easy to identify if there are any offenders in your area, and where they are located.

All you need to do is input your address and the site provides a map of your area with points designating where registered offenders live. Choosing any of the points gives you more detailed information, including a picture and name.

I highly recommend you check this out, even if you don’t have children. It’s always good to know if you may have convicts in your area, and this site simplifies the process.

1 Comment so far

  1. katya (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2006 @ 9:13 am

    That’s funny – I just ran across that site the other day too. Talk about craziness, I had absolutely no idea that they were so many offenders….

    BoingBoing posted about this site and same topic not too long ago and they had some really good comments about the inaccuracies of these sites, etc.:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2006/02/24/websites_displaying_.html

    Interesting stuff… but at the very, very least the site serves as a reminder to be cautious…



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