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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.

MySpace Safety -
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. 

MySpace Safety - learn about MySpace benefits and dangers and go through a tutorial on how to create a MySpace account

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

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.

MySpace Site - Parent Safety Tips - Tips for parents from the MySpace site

SafeTeens - articles on safe blogging

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.

Social Networking Trends - compares the growth of different social networking sites -

Activity Monitors - monitors MySpace activity 

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

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