Sexual Predators "expose themselves" on Facebook
On March 16, 2010 The Yomiuri Shimbun reported "An American who runs an English conversation school in Fukuoka Prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a primary school girl whom he taught, according to investigation sources."http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20100316TDY02303.htm
Some sexual predators "expose themselves" on Facebook and it leads to their arrest and more importantly to conviction and imprisonment.
Especially in countries such as Japan where there is great respect for instructors and institutions the tendency is to believe the authority figure over the accusations of a minor. There needs to be significant proof to act upon for there to be a conviction or other disciplinary action.
This is where Social Media such as Facebook comes into play. No one is going to willingly provide the courts with an orgy of evidence, but they will secretly provide it to those they perceive to be like minded individuals. They have even been known to start Facebook groups. We know this is not the wisest move to make on their part, but people can and do make mistakes, but in this case it is great because they are willingly providing the evidence needed to convict them. This is the hidden power of Social Media.
This goes back to a previous thread where I commented that I believe it much more important to have real people that are not professionals at hiding their true selves only to have that true self reveal itself in court...A teacher needs not only to be honest, they also need to be real.Fake teachers destroy themselves and the lives of those who trust them the most.