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J. A. Hughes
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There are a number of good things on the
Internet today. However, there are also a number of bad things out there,
just waiting for innocent teenagers to join in. One of these bad
things are Social-networking websites such as the popular My Space. I
encourage you to learn everything you can about this trendy website to help you
decide whether or not it is a good thing for your teen to spend time on.
Here is a "must-read" article/blog (web log):
I urge you to set limits on your child's
Internet usage and sit with them from time to time so you can become familiar
with what you child is doing on-line. If your child is nervous about you
looking over his/her shoulder why he/she is on the Internet or while e-mailing,
perhaps he/she is doing something they know you wouldn't approve of. Here
is some advice to parents, taken right off My Space:
For teens, MySpace is a popular online hangout because the site
makes it easy for them to express themselves and keep in touch with their
As a parent, please consider the following guidelines to help
your children make safe decisions about using online communities.
Talk to your kids about why they use MySpace, how
they communicate with others and how they represent themselves on MySpace.
Kids shouldn't lie about how old they are. MySpace
members must be 14 years of age or older. We take extra precautions
to protect our younger members and we are not able to do so if they do not
identify themselves as such. MySpace will delete users whom we find to be
younger than 14, or those misrepresenting their age.
MySpace is a public space. Members
shouldn't post anything they wouldn't want the world to know (e.g., phone
number, address, IM screen name, or specific whereabouts). Tell your
children they should avoid posting anything that would make it easy for a
stranger to find them, such as their local hangouts.
Remind them not to post anything that could
embarrass them later or expose them to danger. Although MySpace is
public, teens sometimes think that adults can't see what they post. Tell
them that they shouldn't post photos or info they wouldn't want adults to
People aren't always who they say they are. Ask your
children to be careful about adding strangers to their friends list.
It's fun to connect with new MySpace friends from all over the world, but
members should be cautious when communicating with people they don't know.
They should talk to you if they want to meet an online friend in person, and
if you think it's safe, any meeting should take place in public and with
friends or a trusted adult present.
Harassment, hate speech and inappropriate content
should be reported. If your kids encounter inappropriate behavior,
let them know that they can let you know, or they should report it to
MySpace or the authorities.
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