File this under "D" for "Duh!" and "Disappearing"

I saw an interesting story in the New York Times about a blue-ribbon task force study concluding that the supposed threat to children from online sexual predators is vastly overblown, if not a myth approaching moral panic status. I wonder how often police from different jurisdictions end up talking to each other in chat rooms.

Anyway, I suspect this story will fade away and no one — certainly not lawmakers — will remember it the next time some high-profile case grabs headlines and demands action…”for the children.”