Monday, April 21, 2008

Family Watchdog

This is another source to help you see how close registered sex offenders maybe to you. Just put in your address and a map will open showing your location. Click on the little boxes shown on the legend on the left to see a picture of the offender, their address, offense, etc. You can also choose to see a list of the offenders that are mapped, also. Don't automatically think there are none near you. There are 29 within 10 miles of my home. Pretty scary, isn't it? This is definitely a site to add to your bookmarks to check periodically. This site also has recent address changes of offenders.

When you visit this site you can enter your address and a map will pop upwith your house as a small icon of a house. There will be red, blue and greendots surrounding your entire neighborhood. When you click on these dots a picture of a criminal will appear with his or her home address and the description of the crime he or she has committed. The best thing is that you can show your children these pictures and see how close these people live to your home or school. This site was developed by John Walsh from Americas Most Wanted. This is another tool we can use to help us keep our kids safe. Please pass this on to everyone!!!

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