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> Date:    Thu, 31 May 2007 09:59:38 -0400
> From:    "Patricia A. Hartye" <patricia.hartye@BRUN.K12.VA.US>
> Subject: Re: MySpace question PS
> Examples MySpace's irresponsibiliy abound! They really don't care what =
> people use their site for, nor how old their account holders are. =
> HOWEVER, this young man's problems run far deeper than his MySpace =
> account. If, at age 11, his generally disrespectful and anti-social =
> proclivities already run to bullying and pornography, then his parents =
> are going to have to do far more to remedy the situation than just =
> getting his account deleted.=20
> Trisha Hartye, Librarian
> J.S. Russell Middle School
> Lawrenceville, VA

This is not true. MySpace really does strive to be responsive to these and
all other kinds of situations. MySpace does have to be careful in not simply
shutting down a profile because someone files a complaint. If they simply
did this, then anyone could cause problems to another by simply filing a

The bottom line is that parents need to be parents.


Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social
Aggression, Threats, and Distress (Research Press)

Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the
Internet Safely and Responsibly (Jossey-Bass)

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