What is MySpace?

Oct 28 17:14 2006 Scott Hendison Print This Article

MySpace is a popular online place to hangout with old friends and make new ones. Many people use MySpace to keep in touch with friends and talk to people all over the world.

It is a place to express yourself,Guest Posting share photos and other personal information.

The majority of people who began using MySpace were teens and young adults. Unfortunately there are now lots of older people who have profiles on MySpace and are using the site to meet teens.

Some of the folks who use MySpace are involved for reasons that are not appropriate and could very easily put young people in danger. There are groups on MySpace that are designated for Swingers and homosexuals. There are also people who use MySpace to distribute and view photos of naked boys and girls.

Parents who have kids using MySpace should be as informed as possible about the site and be willing to monitor and discuss the site with their children. Younger teens may be very vulnerable to the people who use MySpace as a way to solicit sex.

Teens and young adults who plan to be part of MySpace or already have a profile on the site should always use caution. Even when you specify a certain list of people whom you want to correspond with you should know that anyone can read your profile and study your information or look at the photos you post.

MySpace can be a fun and easy way to talk to friends and meet people online but it is important to exercise a little common sense.

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