Teenage Girls Teach The FBI A Thing

Girls Teach Teen Cyber Gab to FBI Agents (washingtonpost.com)
Even though the creeps the FBI is going after are hideous, it is kind of funny to have teenage girls teaching these oh-so-sophisticated adults a thing or two. Of course, these girls would be specialists on how to IM like a teenager.

Not much to add to this other than it’s nice to see the FBI taking a smart approach to catching pedophiles and I wish them the best. Get every last one of them and string ’em up by the balls.

As undercover assignments go, posing as a teenage girl online to catch pedophiles has its share of challenges for the typical FBI agent.

Should he ever capitalize words in instant messages?

Is it okay to say you buy your clothes at 5-7-9?

And what about Justin Timberlake? Is he still hot or is he so two years ago?

For those investigative details, the FBI calls on Karen, Mary and Kristin — Howard County eighth-graders and best friends.

During the past year, the three have been teaching agents across the country how to communicate just like teenage girls, complete with written quizzes on celebrity gossip and clothing trends and assigned reading in Teen People and YM magazines. The first time the girls gave a quiz, all the agents failed.

“They, like, don’t know anything,” said Mary, 14, giggling.

“They’re, like, do you like Michael Jackson?” said Karen, 14, rolling her eyes at just how out of it adults can be.

Probably the youngest instructors ever in an FBI classroom, the girls have become an invaluable help to Operation Innocent Images — an initiative that tries to stop people from peddling child pornography or otherwise sexually exploiting children, FBI officials said. The Washington Post agreed to withhold the girls’ last names to protect them from harassment on the Internet and elsewhere.

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