SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced that it has launched a “Sex Criminal Alert” application and is now available for download.
The “Sex Criminal Alert” is an application which provides information on sex offenders residing nearby of the user and other useful information on prevention of sex violence and supporting victims.
The user can search for any district and see if there is any sex predators residing in the area, and when a predator name that comes up is clicked on, his personal information can be viewed. The information on these sex offenders includes their name, age, address, physical attributes and photos of them.
Especially, the alert application has an alarm feature of notifying nearby sex criminals with voice alarms and text messages. When the alarm is set to 30 minutes, the application will keep the user updated whether a sex offender is residing in the neighborhood, in every 30 minutes.
The ministry looks to actively promote the application with banners and public messages and also further enhance the convenience for downloading by making the app downloadable by a QR code or from the official website of the app, to invite more people to use.
The Minister official said, “We hope that the Sex Criminal Alert application will help prevent sex crimes in our society. Our ministry will continue to put efforts in educating on how to prevent sex crime, strengthening support to victims and preventing recurrence to eradicate sex offences and create a sexual-abuse-free environment in Korea.”
By J. H. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)