Georgia sex offenders may soon find themselves being monitored in cyber space.
The state senate passed unanimously approved legislation this week that would require sex offenders to turn over their e-mail addresses to authorities.
An Albany prosecutor says it's a positive step toward keeping children safe from potential internet predators
"It's probably going to be very difficult to enforce, but I anticipate that as prosecutors, we could use the information if a person purposefully took measures to side step these requirements by getting new e-mails or false e-mails in order to get into contact with children. Of course, that would be evidence we could use in the prosecution of someone who was ultimately discovered using e-mails to get in touch with children," said Dougherty County Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards
The bill would also require an online safety course for students in grades 3 and up and would force internet service providers to give Georgia subscribers a product allowing them to block their child's access to certain web sites.