Go check out this link. I was visiting The Trenches and she posted the link to check out sexual predators in your area. I usually try to check this every month or so. We have a Salvation Army a few blocks down the road that apparently houses convicted sexual predators (this is a long story and the reason I choose to give to other charities instead of the Salvation Army) and we had one close at one time that liked to victimize young boys. So I am pretty vigilant about checking on our area. You should too. It takes just a few minutes and you can see all of these creeps (though hopefully you live in an area like us where there is only one and he is 80 years old now). Of course these are just the ones who are "honest" and register. It gives me the willies every time I check, but something that every parent should do.