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Parents: Beware of Teen Social Networking Site

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CNN: Parents, beware of, says New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

teen girl using computer and cell phone

Cuomo threatened Thursday to sue the teen-targeted site for exposing children to graphic images of child pornography if it doesn't develop a plan to change the way they monitor and respond to complaints of inappropriate conduct.

"This is one of the worst social networking sites that we've encountered.," Cuomo said at a news conference in New York City.

Cuomo said he only wants the company to live up to its own standards as touted on its website -- including that they are dedicated to child safety and responsive to complaints.

Cuomo said a three-month undercover investigation by his office revealed significant lapses in Tagged's response to user reports of graphic images of child pornography, including photos of an adult performing oral sex on a girl who appears to be younger than ten years old.

In a statement sent to CNN, Tagged General Counsel Louis Willacy the company was working "closely and cooperatively" with Cuomo's office to come to a quick resolution "in the best interest of our members' safety."

"The safety of our members is a top priority," he said.

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Rita June 11, 2010, 11:18 AM

Are they doing anything to find the pedophile and child portrayed in the oral sex pic? Or any of the other adults seen on the site performing sexual acts on minors? I think that needs to be a major focus.

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