Learning Hard Lessons to Keep Our Children Safe

I support a full investigation of former Rep. Foley's actions by Congress and the Justice Department. It is also important that Congress correct any mistakes from this incident, so we can protect Congressional pages from harm in the future.

As further details are disclosed about the interaction between Foley and Congressional pages, the clearer it becomes that we must continue to educate our children about the dangers of online communications. Children are increasingly vulnerable to sexual exploitation while online.

I commend the former pages for making authorities aware of their concerns. It is important that young people know that they can come forward when they feel threatened by online advances, regardless of the source.