How well do you know your 'friends' on the internet?
The mother of Ashley Hall, who was raped and strangled by a stranger she met on the net, has urged parents to take a direct interest in who their children are friends with online. How well do you know the people who you interact with on the web?
Peter Chapman, a convicted sex offender, has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years for the murder of the 17 year old teenager who he met while posing as a teenage boy on Facebook.
After the 33 year old Chapman was sentenced, the social-networking site again urged users not to meet people who they'd contacted online unless they knew who they were, "as there are unscrupulous people in the world with malevolent agendas."
What can be done to make the internet safer? Should people have to prove their identity on sites like Bebo and Twitter and how? Do you supervise your children's access to social-networking websites like Facebook?