Tech News to Use - MySpace and Partners Offering Parents Help
No doubt MySpace has become a successful online social network phenonemem --with more than 100 million profiles created by users, including chief executives and Fortune 500 companies. Unfortunately, child predators have made it "TheirSpace" too. But there is more good news. MySpace will announce a partnership with Seventeen magazine, the National School Boards Association and the National Association of Independent Schools to offer parents tips on how to protect minors online. Brochures will also be distributed to about 55,000 schools representing grades 7 through 12 in the United States during October.
To download the guide for parents, surfers can click on "Safety Tips" found at the bottom of MySpace's home page. It also offers an option for parents to remove their child's profile, information on monitoring software, and links to other Internet safety resources.
For the complete article, "Seventeen, Schools to Help MySpace Educate Parents" found at ZDNet, click here.