MySpace hasn’t exactly been growing by leaps and bounds anymore. Facebook seems to have stolen most of its thunder. But that hasn’t kept MySpace out of the news… and that’s not always “good news.”
Last week CNN reported on a new study that unveils what most of the conversation on MySpace is about.
A snippet from the article:
(CNN) — A new study finds that 54 percent of teens talk about behaviors such as sex, alcohol use, and violence on the social networking giant MySpace — presenting potential risks even if all they’re doing is talking, researchers said Monday.
Not all of these kids are necessarily doing what they talk about. A lot of it might be “just talk.” But the article goes onto say…
Even if teens have not actually engaged in risky behaviors but merely brag about them online, this can still affect their future behavior, said study co-author Dr. Dimitri Christakis, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Do you know what your kids are posting on their social networking Web sites?
(ht to David)