MySpace Unraveled: A Parent s Guide to Teen Social Networking from the Directors of BlogSafety.com


book cover
MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking from the Directors of BlogSafety.com
By Larry Magid, Anne Collier
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 02, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-48018-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48018-7
Pages: 192
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview

Do you know what your children are up to on MySpace? MySpace Unraveled: What it is and how to use it safely discusses the booming MySpace social-networking phenomenon and shows you exactly what you need know about MySpace and how to create a safe online experience for your kids. Written by Larry Magid and Anne Collier of Family Tech Talk, this short and extremely useful guide discusses what children are doing on social-networking Web sites and why they have become so popular. While other books on this subject discuss how to use social networking sites, this is the first guide to address the topics important to parents. With this book parents will learn:

  • The basics of online social networking.

  • How children are using MySpace.

  • Positive and negative aspects of social networking Web sites.

  • Internet safety for kids.

  • How to communicate with children about what they are doing online.

  • What parental controls are available and how to use them.



book cover
MySpace Unraveled: A Parent's Guide to Teen Social Networking from the Directors of BlogSafety.com
By Larry Magid, Anne Collier
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: August 02, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-48018-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48018-7
Pages: 192
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1.  Online Socializing Basics
      What Is Social Networking?
      Creative Networking
      A Parents'-Eye View
      Teens Are Figuring It Out
      Multiplying Like Rabbits
      Not Their Parents' Web
    Chapter 2.  The Scene
      Creating a Self, Online
      How Public Is It?
      Many Little Worlds
      Acting Up in Public
      Are They Overexposed?
    Chapter 3.  MySpace for Parents
      Setting Up an Account
      Personalizing Your Profile
      Adjusting Other Account Settings
      Turning MySpace Into YourSpace
      Calendars
      Canceling an Account
    Chapter 4.  Managing the Social Stuff
      Making and Managing Friends
      Using MySpace Mail
      Using the Address Book
      Using Bulletins
      Modifying Your Top 8
      Deleting Friends
      Commenting on Other People's Profiles
      MySpace Events
      Photo Rankings
      MySpace Communities
      Instant Messaging
      Blogging
      Tackling Safety Issues
    Chapter 5.  Social Networking Safely
      First, the Research
      Assessing the Risks
      What's a Parent to Do?
    Chapter 6.  A Parents' Toolkit
      Kids Want Parental Input
      Privacy Options for Older Teens
      Reporting Misconduct on MySpace
      Finding Your Child Online
      Monitoring and Filtering
      Canceling Your Child's Account
    Chapter 7.  MySpacers' Advanced Tricks and Tips
      Pimping and Hacking: Oh My!
      HTML Is Key
      Before You Customize
      Making Profiles Sing and Dance
      Changing Top 8 Friends to Top 20
      Monitoring Visitors to Your Profile
      Bots: Making Friends by the Thousands
      Uploading Video
      Forums for Learning About Customizing
    Chapter 8.  Where Do We Go From Here?
      Teens Are in the Driver's Seat
      Parents in the Car
      There Ought to Be a Law...
      Susan's Story
   Index