According to a report on the BBC psychologist, Dr Rachel O’Connell, whose research and work with police and other agencies has included posing as a child on internet newsgroups, told the Scottish parliament that the growth of blogs, and Moblogs were a “paedophiles’ dream”
and said predatory adults could use an RSS feeder program to be instantly e-mailed any picture when it was added to a blogging site. “You have children uploading pictures, giving out details of their everyday life because it’s an online journal ”
It’s hard to comment on this one. There is little doubt that children are giving out information that wouold be useful to paedophiles online, and moblogging in particular will only increase this. But, aside from banning blogging, or introducing some kind of proof of age requirement to set one up, there is not a great deal we can do about it, other than to ensure we educate our children well enough to be aware of dangers of the internet.