Earlier this year, Virginia became the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring public and private schools to teach students about internet safety and warn them about online predators. Now, the state is looking to become the first to adopt what it views as another key internet safety strategy.

Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Dec. 11 said he will seek legislation requiring convicted sex offenders to register their online identities with the state to help MySpace and other online teen hangouts more easily block their access.


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