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Wired Safety MySpace Article - Well written article about MySpace and what parents should be doing about allowing their children to create a MySpace site.  Includes advice on how to handle MySpace problems.   www.wiredsafety.org/internet101/myspaceguide.html

MySpace Safety - www.myspace-safety.org
Parent tips for guiding children to safely use MySpace and be aware of the dangers.  Includes monitor and filter software recommendations. 

Blog Safety - A site discussing how parents and teens can use MySpace and other online blog sites in a safe manner.  www.blogsafety.com 

MySpace Safety - learn about MySpace benefits and dangers and go through a tutorial on how to create a MySpace account  www.myspace-safety.org

Safe Kids - Slide show with audio explaining to parents how to set up their own MySpace account and how to configure the parental controls in Windows Vista  http://safekids.com/slide-shows-videos/

Safe Families MySpace Safety Article - Good overview of social networking sites and how to respond.  Includes a recommendation that children not have a site until they are 16 years old.  www.safefamilies.org/socialnetworking.php

MySpace Site - Parent Safety Tips - Tips for parents from the MySpace site  www1.myspace.com/misc/tipsForParents.html

SafeTeens - articles on safe blogging  www.safeteens.com

Chat Danger - a United Kingdom site about how to protect yourself from the potential dangers from chat, Instant Messaging, online games, email and on cell phones.  www.chatdanger.com

Social Networking Trends - compares the growth of different social networking sites - http://blog.compete.com/2007/04/12/top-social-networks-attention-myspace-bebo/

Activity Monitors - monitors MySpace activity   http://ndustry.net/ActiveMonitor 

Books on MySpace
MySpace Unraveled: A Parents Guide to Social Networking
by Larry Magid and Anne Collier   2007   ISBN: 0-321-48018-X

My Space for Moms and Dads: A Guide to Understanding the Risks and the Rewards by Connie Neal   2007  ISBN: 0310277434

Internet-Protect Your Kids: Keep Your Children Safe from the Dark Side of Technology by: Stephen Arterburn, Roger Marsh, and
Thomas Nelson   2007   ISBN: 1591455715

Andy Mann - Educational Technology Consultant
amann@techforschools.com

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