Lindsay Lyon of U.S. News has an excellent followup to the study we reported on Tuesday with a thoughtful list of 10 tips for parents.
Archive for January, 2009
In a 2007 study that probably surprised no one, 54% of 18 to 20 year-olds mentioned or had pictures of “risky” behavior on their MySpace page.
When the young adults were warned about the potential risks of having such material posted, 42% removed the risky references from their page. It turns out they were more likely to remove sexual references, perhaps to avoid further embarrassment.
For those that are interested, the studies will appear in the January edition of the American Medical Association’s journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.