Table 1

Jurisdictions With Statutes Limiting Sex Offenders' Social Networking Site Use

Statute ContentJurisdiction
Social networking sites may access information contained in government registryFederal,15 Florida,16 New York,17 Texas18
Prohibits all sex offenders from using social networking sites, regardless of whether sentence completed/no longer on any form of supervised releaseIndiana,19* Kentucky,20 Louisiana,21 Nebraska22* North Carolina23
Sex offenders on supervised release prohibited from accessing social networking sitesIllinois,24 Minnesota,25 New Jersey,26 New York,17 South Carolina,27 Texas18
  • * Law successfully challenged.

  • Law successfully challenged, new law in place.34

  • Law successfully challenged, later upheld on appeal.29