Senator Charles Schumer said yesterday, two proposals in Congress would make it harder for registered sex offenders to use the Internet for stalking children and trading child pornography.  On measure would require registered sex offenders to submit e-mail and instant-message addresses and other identifying Internet information to authorities to be placed on the National Sex Offender Registry.  The second proposal would require Internet service providers to report online child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Governor Spitzer yesterday signed into law a bill designed to make it easier to prosecute online sexual predators.  The bill would make it a crime to send emails and instant messages containing sexually graphic language to minors.

(New York)