A report indicates that teens with MySpace or Facebook sites are far more likely to be contacted by strangers than those who don’t have them. Forty-four percent of teens who have personal profiles on social networking sites have been contacted by people they don’t know, compared to 16% for teens who don’t. The Pew Internet and American Life Project reveals the dangers and risks that face teenagers. Family therapist James Thomas, Director of the Denver Family Institute, had this to say: “Parents ought to approach MySpace as if they were sending the child or teenager to an unchaperoned party.” Parents must learn as much as they can about how these social networking sites work. They must also make sure their children are aware of the dangers and risks involved.
Source: Associated Press and Denver Post
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