Since I practically live on Facebook and conduct a presentation almost annually on the Ins and Outs of MySpace and Facebook, I had to post this…this is straight from thelifefiles.com via abcnews.com:
A New Jersey public school principal has had enough of the harm — from sexual predators or mean girls — that can come to young teens on sites like Facebook and MySpace. So Anthony Orsini, principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, N.J., wants kids blocked from the sites at school and at home.
Orsini told “Good Morning America” today that the online taunting used to be limited to students in eighth grade or higher. Now he’s seeing kids as young as fourth grade creating Facebook pages to bash a classmate. “It’s become meaner and meaner and they don’t understand they aren’t socially and emotionally ready to understand. We see the times that things are posted on line — 2:30 in the morning, 1:30 in the morning, students are supposed to be asleep at that time.”
There are dangers to MySpace and Facebook, but there are a slew of things that people can do to protect themselves. Facebook and MySpace both give tips on how to be safe on the internet. It can be done! Want to learn how? Check out my presentation!