A third of children in the UK use blogs and social network sites, but two-thirds of parents do not even know whAt they are" NCH UK Survey In this timely and indispensable guide to online social networking for parents, online safety experts Larry Magid and Anne Collier demystify the largest and most
A third of children in the UK use blogs and social network sites, but two-thirds of parents do not even know whAt they are" NCH UK Survey In this timely and indispensable guide to online social networking for parents, online safety experts Larry Magid and Anne Collier demystify the largest and most popular social network sites, including MySpace UK and Bebo. This concise and hands-on book explores how your teenagers are using these networks and brings you, as parents, quickly up to speed on how to use MySpace and similar social networking sites and offers essential and practical advice to help you protect your kids and ensure they are using these sites safely. In this book, the authors remove the fear and hype surrounding social networking and take a clear-eyed look At whAt is really going on in the online communities thAt are experiencing such rapid growth and usage amongst kids in the UK today. MySpace: Safe online networking for your kids: Provides basic user-friendly, step-by-step tutorials on: how the sites operate how profiles are set up (and kept secure) monitoring a child's profile and activity without being intrusive and overprotective full up-to-date details of MySpace's security measures tips and ideas for ensuring thAt kids can enjoy their freedom on social networking sites without exposing themselves to fraudulent exploitation "This is a timely book for parents and educators who are struggling to keep up to date with their children's current use of social networking sites such as MySpace, Bebo and LunarStorm. With real authority the book explains in simple non-technical terms how these sites work, the appeal to young people and how parents and teachers can support young people in understanding the safety issues and get the most out of the positive opportunities these sites afford. Any parent with children using the Internet today should read this book!" Stephen Carrick-Davies, CEO Childnet International About the authors: Larry Magid and Anne Collier are the directors of BlogSafety.com, the leading website on social networking safety, featuring expert advice and an online forum where parents, teens and experts discuss issues concerning teen blogging and social networking.