This post is intended to be a barometer reading. Is anyone out there dealing with the use of myspace.com as an issue in your school or household?
For those of you who don't know what I am talking about go here.
While my 8th grade son doesn't currently have a myspace page, most of his friends do. It's just a matter of time. I have been having an open conversation with him about how I feel about internet safety and what I consider "risky" on-line behavior. I also am letting him know that there is nothing wrong with blogging but that there are some things he needs to keep in mind. Although the look on his face says, "Whateverrr", I am sure that we understand each other on this.
This medium has great potential for good and I am sure that most kids are using it appropriately. I am just a bit concerned about how much information some of them are willing to post about themselves and their friends. I am also concerned about the images that kids are using to portray themselves on-line. It all feels a tad unsafe.
Here is a good blog on the topic. The post is part of a series on the topic.
I know...I know...I should get over it. Right? No? Let me know what you have experienced.