Monday, September 11, 2006

USNews.com: In the face of places like MySpace, here's how to keep kids safe online

Read the full article for a timely reality check, including guidance on how to be socially safe... 

To join the club, you answer a few questions, upload a photo or two, and voilá, you've got a MySpace profile. Although the site started out as a place for musicians and artists to connect with one another, it has gradually morphed into an online hot spot, and its popularity now easily dwarfs that of others of its kind. The site currently has more than 100 million profiles, with 230,000 new members signing up every day. In August, MySpace accounted for 81 percent of visitors to leading social-networking sites, according to Hitwise, a market-research company. Facebook, a site that's popular with college students, came in a distant second, receiving just 7.3 percent of social-networking traffic.

Source: USNews.com: In the face of places like MySpace, here's how to keep kids safe online

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