[Air-l] Leet Speak
gdtaylor at uiuc.edu
Sat May 6 08:33:09 PDT 2006
CNN had a guest this morning who was talking about the manner
in which sexual predators are using Leet Speak in online
conversations with children. This information might be of
interest to those of you who are tracking the migration of
leet speak from gaming environments to online conversation
spaces. The person who was a spokesperson from
pervertedjustice.com which maintains a web site designed to
deter sexual predators.
Prior to seeing the news story, I wasn't aware of the
existence of this grassroot organization which is using the
web site as a way to gather information to assist law
enforcement agencies in identifying and arresting suspects.
The information in the FAQ is quite interesting. There is
information indicating this organization has been dragged
into court on several occasions by citizens concerned with
civil liberty violations.
Interesting site from a lot of different angles.
Gail D. Taylor, M.Ed.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Human Resource Education Ph.D. Student
Educational Psychology Teaching Assistant
"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one
can take that away from you." -- B.B. King, Blues Musician
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