Do you think MySpace is appropriate for teens?

@Swtrose (3399)
Canada
April 6, 2007 4:21pm CST
I realize that I might be opening a can of worms here, but do you think MySpace is appropriate for young teens? Why and why not?
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I think that myspace is perfectly fine if teens use their heads and don't post half naked pics on there, like so many I see. Also if you use the proper security features it will be fine too, cause it limits you to who can view your profile. And of course stay out of groups you have no business in to!
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
6 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing your opinion and your use of "you" makes it feel as though you are giving me that advice. lol I'm much much older than a teen.
@mnflower (1301)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Yes I do as long as there parents keep an eye on it, I don't see a problem with it. It is a great way for them to get in touch with there friends and it is better than a chat room I think, my 13 year old stepdaughter is on it with her own Id but she only gets on it with my permission and I know her password and she does not add anyone that I suggest not too. so yes i think that it is alright for them if well supervised
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@socorban (651)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Well since mylot doesnt allow profanity or verbal abuse, i would say its relativly safe. In fact in my opinion its far better than any chat room a teen can go to. Take a stroll through any chat room some time in comparison to mylot. There is cussing, verbal harrasment, verbal abuse, obscene and perverse conversations. The list goes on. So yes, i think mylot is perfectly acceptable for teens.
@socorban (651)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Oh duh, myspace not mylot, got em mixed up, to many my thises and thats. I guess myspace voids out all of the above since you can do all i just said mylot doesnt allow. Supervision, i know my dad keeps an eye on my nuaghty sisters activities through myspace. tsk tsk. Myspace is kinda corrupted you can post anything you want basically, iu saw a short video clip of some kids sniffing lines on myspace, who on earth would post incriminating evidence against themselves? duh
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
7 Apr 07
You see I have concerns over these social networking sites. Many parents state that they keep an eye on their children, but what about when they are at a friend's house? I'm glad that parents here have stated that they check their children's profiles and what they post online. However, these sites contain inappropriate content, language and let's not forget online predators. Xanga a popular site does not even have asystem in place to verify its members' ages and anyone as young as 13 can register. I just don't think that these sites are a place for teens.