Blondie wrote on December 01, 2005 11:22 AM
:"Myspace has been and can be used in unacceptable ways...but frankly its no worse than AIM or any other porn site. Its not the schools job to contact the parents. Its your job as parents to know where your child is going online. Its sad that schools are having to contact parents about Myspace.You think that you know your children as well as you do. But you dont. DONT BLAME THE WEBSITE.. BLAME THE CHILD.. kids arent as innocent as yall think. There not stupid, there aware of the fact that there are online predators.So dont blame myspace. Myspace is a great tool. But just like anything else in this world it has its pros and cons."
Shari wrote on November 21, 2005 11:34 AM
:"We deletedmour daughters' MySpace sites a few weeks ago - it was the best decision we could have made. They didn't like it at first but now have more time for other activities and we see a lot less of the gossiping that happens in middle school. We agree that MySpace, while it may have some benefits, has too many negative aspects and possible dangers that outweigh any benefits. "
A.O. wrote on November 19, 2005 12:12 PM
:"My 15 year son is a freshman at Mater Dei and has a page now on myspace.com. He messages his friends, etc. but I managed to get a look at it when he wasn't around and I am shocked and horrified beyond anything I've ever seen by the filth and degredation on myspace.com. My son's 14-year old classmate, a girl I've seen him talk to, has her page of photos of her breasts hanging out and a filthy sex song that plays when her page displays. You can make comments to the photos and boys have left messages about her that I cannot print here. This girl is also a member of the Whore Friends, one of many groups you can belong to on myspace.com. And then there are two "nice" girls he's gone to school with for two years expressing their lesbian love for each other and how they can't wait to spend the night at each other's houses, etc. and all their friends think it's cool and how they're both so hot and sexy (that's what all the teens want to be these days - considered hot and sexy). These girls are 14 years old! But this isn't even the worst. Only a few clicks away are hard core porn images available to anybody for free and undetectable to parents because you're still on the myspace.com website so it won't show up as a look at porn. And the naked models allow access to the boys to comment on their photos and you can see very young boys leaving filthy comments and saying all sorts of things. Rupert Murdoch recently paid a half a billion dollars for myspace.com. And you can add videos and all sorts of slimy things to your own space as well as see every kind of smut and filth that is possible. I don't think parents are aware of this! I certainly wasn't until a week ago. I feel degraded and defiled that I even saw this stuff but I needed to know what was going on."
william wrote on November 07, 2005 6:14 PM
:"We have caught our daughter on myspace 3 times and deleted the accounts. She now has lost all computer access. If you want your daughters to post suggestive pictures to lure in a pedophile Myspace is the perfect place. Teenagers are not smart enough to hide their profiles. Any caring parent who wants to spend five minutes on myspace will realize it is absolute trash. Many parents say that their child's site is clean. This may be true, but then go and look at what all her friend's are talking about. Myspace is too dangerous for 12-16 year olds to manage. Pull the plug and get your teenager back before their minds are totally polluted. AIM and all other chat rooms are in the same boat. Kid's will type things that they would never say on the phone. It is a different world from 20 years ago. Please protect your kids."
Starla wrote on October 31, 2005 6:05 PM
:"I have three teenage girls who have myspace. I monitor the Profile, pictures, but the other day, one of my daughters didn't sign out, so I was able to "see" what she was actually writing to boys. All of my girls accounts are being deleted. Nothing good can become of myspace. My girls are mad, too bad! It's my computer, my AOL account, and I pay for the engergy to turn it on. Nope, no more... "
Donna wrote on October 15, 2005 12:15 AM
:"My teen believes monitoring her my space is an invasion of her privacy, likened to reading a diary. My husband stands by her in that assessment and believes I am spying on her....an infringement on her personal space and not respecting her development into adulthood. In monitoring her my space I have found her expressing anti-social beliefs and language. She is expressing herself as a person that at home in front of the mirror she isn't. But she is expressing the thoughts in order to be accepted by a person or group of people she wants to impress. It worries me that she wants to impress people that have an "agenda suicide",the ones who are on the outside of the teen social strata and whose theme song is sour grapes. Who wants to belong anyhow?? I want to just disappear. My daughter says these are the only people who accept her and I am worried about her mindset, so I "spy". This action has caused an irrepairable rift in our family and loss of trust. I am conflicted."
Makes ya wonder....what your kid really might be saying or....how well do you really know your kids?