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It's MySpace—Get Your Own Space

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Kids are getting pissed that Moms (and even grandmothers) are invading TheirSpace.


CNN reports that kids don't like it when adults log onto their social networking sites, to which we say: Too bad, kids! If it's live on the Internet, we get to see it, too!

Tanya, Mom of five kids ranging from 14 to 20, says it's important for kids to know adults are watching. "It keeps [my kids] in line knowing I'm going to read it. When they're applying for school and jobs, anyone from human resources can look them up on Facebook or MySpace. And if they find pictures of them drunk, passed out on the floor, they're not going to get that job. Kids can be stupid...

They just don't think or care that half the world sees them in certain situations."

But to check up on her kids, Tanya doesn't create her own profile—she actually logs in, posing as one of her kids. "My kids can't go on the computer without telling me their password. I log on 'as them' several times a week. I have to monitor them—twice I had to delete a comment my son made. I don't want them calling anyone names. I told him I did it." As for monitoring her two oldest who live away at college, "If I don't hear from them, I may log on just to know they're OK. If I see they've been talking to people, I know they're safe."

Why doesn't Tanya get her own profile? "If adults make their presence known, kids will find somewhere else to go to. But if I am 'one of them,' I can see what's really going on. A few years back, I went to meetings where the DARE officer would talk about Internet safety. Right from the start, I told my kids this is my job. If I don't watch out for them, I wouldn't be doing my job. Everything I see on the news happening to kids online confirms what I'm doing is right."

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