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Is Your Daughter Naked on MySpace?

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Posting racy pics online isn't just for celebrities (unfortunately).

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After seeing the recent Miley Cyrus pics that surfaced online, Moms of tweens and teens everywhere are wondering if their own daughters will follow in their role model's footsteps, and how we can move heaven and earth to prevent this from happening? Keep Reading for our expert's advice...

Dr. Lisa Boesky, author of When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help--and What to Do About It, says:

"When girls hit their teen years, they want attention from boys first and foremost," she says. "That's their number-one goal. And let's face it: Being smart or having a good personality does not get attention like sexy photos do."

And if your daughter suffers from low self-esteem or has a poor (or nonexistent) relationship with her father, Dr. Lisa says she's at even greater risk.

So what's a Mom to do?

Dr. Lisa says it's simple: Ask your daughter to show you her MySpace page.

"If you a see a picture that is questionable, fight the urge to just tell her to take it down," she says. "Instead, ask her, 'What made you decide to put up that picture?' and 'What is it you're trying to tell people with that picture?'

Maybe she feels she's competing with other sexy girls at school, and wants to be seen as sexy, too. That's really the issue--once you deal with that, their need to post photos like this should go down."

We spent a few hours online this morning checking out our teens' friends' MySpace pages. Here are just a few of the questionable images we found.

Click on an image to view the Teen MySpace Questionable Photos Gallery

Do you monitor your kid's MySpace page?


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39 comments so far | Post a comment now
Ninette April 23, 2008, 3:24 PM

I don’t allow my kids to have a myspace yet: they’re 11 and 14. I don’t think it’s appropriate for them and I’d rather they make friends with people in the flesh than some unknown-possible predator onscreen!

Bobby April 24, 2008, 5:14 PM

I’m not a Mom, but a disabled grandfather who can’t get out much anymore. I’ve got three granddaughters who are 3, 10 and 13. The older granddaughters have “MySpace” pages but they are heavily monitored by my daughter and son-in-law who have to approve any photos placed on-line.

I’m a retired computer programmer and have been able to “hack” into my granddaughters “MySpace” pages (even though I have regular access) so it can be done fairly easily, it only took me about 5 minutes to go in the back-door.

I think any parent with girls under the age of 30 needs to regularly check their daughters “MySpace” pages for inappropriate photos, posts, etc because kids these days don’t seem to understand the global implication of posting things to the Internet. It only takes a few minutes to “hack” into “MySpace” or “FaceBook” sites and copy photos/posts for publication elsewhere.

Karen  April 26, 2008, 12:00 PM

I had to make my daughter delete all her myspace photos for this very problem. Social networking sites are not appropriate for teens in my opinion. I let my daughter make one and I made one also so I could monitor what was going on and it has been trouble since she started it. Many of us are getting just too comfortable with the internet.

Anonymous April 28, 2008, 8:34 AM

miley cirus you are sexy but you do not need to go and show your self off

brandon Goetz April 29, 2008, 12:23 AM

y did u stop there. show some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brandon Goetz April 29, 2008, 12:27 AM

y did u stop there. show some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous May 3, 2008, 4:58 PM

what the??????

abi June 18, 2008, 12:55 AM

I DO think having brains and personality go farther than racy pictures.
I just recently turned 15, and a few months ago when I just got into high school I thought that sexuality was the key. I flirted hardcore, teased like it was my job- never actually did anything except for a little kissing here and there.
But the more that I thought about it and how fun it was, it wasn’t worth it. It wasn’t who I am. And when I stoped and started talking to some of my close guy friends about it, they don’t like it.
Well, they DO, but its not what they like in girls in the long run… or really the short run.

But back to the actual post, I do have some pictures where my shirt maybe was yanked down a little lower than it should have been- but nothing showing. I think thats okay. But this stuff is softcore porn and shouldn’t be allowed.

Anonymous July 4, 2008, 3:48 PM

hey nice rirs

Anonymous July 27, 2008, 8:13 PM

i think its ok. let people be who they want, they posted the pictures themselves knowing what the risks were

Anonymous July 27, 2008, 8:13 PM

i think its ok. let people be who they want, they posted the pictures themselves knowing what the risks were

Marisol September 30, 2008, 3:57 PM

HEY IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOUR NAKED BECAUSE YOU WILL BE NAKED WHEN YOU HAVE SEX

Jimmy  November 27, 2008, 12:04 PM

nice pixs —would have been better if they had on less

Anonymous December 29, 2008, 2:57 AM

unfortunately, whoever wrote this is a bit clueless and unrealistic. Im not saying that this should be acceptable, but the things that are said in here will not really work on the majority of girls (or kids in general). Im a 16 year old boy, and i can tell you that the desire to take and send these pictures is totally based on personality and can change in an instant, but wont be affected by the will of parents.

Anonymous February 2, 2009, 12:31 AM

you’re right. I’m also a 16 year old boy; one of the last things that girls want to do is talk to their parents about this subject, let alone show them their MySpace page.

Anonymous February 4, 2009, 11:18 AM

i Am A 13 Year Old Girl And I Have Been Posting pictures Like This Sense I Was Like 10. Not A Big Deal. Its Just Skin.

... February 4, 2009, 7:21 PM

its not the site its the people! many people blame the site. im 15 and have a myspace but i dont put nasty pics or videos and neather do my friends!..dont blame the sitw it was made 2 meet new people..but some people do more

hoolio February 10, 2009, 12:49 AM

zSBazO hi! hooli?

Anon February 10, 2009, 2:49 AM

Girls are sooooooooooo immature online,it’s true.
The counter-culture group Anonymous often hacks into myspace and Facebook pages.
And dear lord,it’s worse yet on Deviantart.
Want demonstration of fact,just see EncyclopediaDramatica,
It’s all there,or as Anon says the LULZ is Epic.

Anonymous February 16, 2009, 11:01 AM

man u are fine:)i would not mind to sleep with u!!!!!!and when i sleep with u we can do some stuff u know like hump little and get wild as in have some wild sex:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



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