There are some very positive things about using MySpace. People can connect, express themselves and make new friends.Â Unfortunately, MySpace can also be a dangerous place to be.
People who use MySpace may be publicly embarrassed or even worse may put themselves in danger.Â If you or your children plan to use MySpace or already doing so there a few tips that may come in handy.
Always remember that everything shared on MySpace is out there for everyone to see.Â This means that you are sharing private information with people who pose no threat and also with those who could prove to be dangerous.
If there are things you donâ€™t want everyone to know, do not post them on MySpace. Also, think twice before you give out your phone number, home or business address, specific whereabouts or IM screen names.
You may not want to give out information that tells people where you will be at a certain time.Â Itâ€™s great to be able to tell your friends where to meet but just remember that this information will be going out to everyone who has access to MySpace.
There may be times when you read things on MySpace that are inappropriate or contain harassing comments or hate speech.Â Do not hesitate to report these kinds of things.Â You can discuss the inappropriate materials with an adult and then report them to either MySpace or the authorities.
These safety tips should help keep you and other MySpace users a little safer when you use the site.