Do you monitor your child's activity on MySpace?

If so how????

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MrsBrc

Asked by MrsBrc at 3:19 PM on Dec. 22, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • well you can either make a fake profile to see hers (if its private). or u just try to find out her password.
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 3:25 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • My dh checks up on our teens Myspace. The conditions for them having a Myspace was is that he have the password and he let them know he would make peridoic checks on it. They are also not allowed to have friends on there that they do not know.
    I don't know too much about Myspace, but he logs in once a week, takes a look at pictures they have posted and comments and make sure nothing inappropraiate is going on.
    WishyClarkson

    Answer by WishyClarkson at 3:26 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • Every child under the age of 18 should be monitored on the internet!! This is the sucky part of being a parent. If the child balks at being monitored, there is no reason for them to be on it in the first place! Make them have YOU set the password to their account - and do NOT give it to them! Make sure they can't figure it out. Do NOT allow them to have access to the internet w/out your consent, thus make sure to put a lock password on the computer itself. Also, make sure to check the history after they have been on. You can also back up and restore your computer to a certain date and time if they try to "erase" their tracks. Don't forget to check the recycling bin.
    Babylove76

    Answer by Babylove76 at 3:27 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • I busted my 12 y/o! I caught him w/ a myspace, friendster & a hi5 account all set up through his PSP! He opened up a yahoo acct to get all these accts. He lied on his age & posed as a 26 y/o on his myspace. He got an invite by a 22 yr. old girl. He didn’t see it b/c I caught it 1st. I wrote back letting her know she was being conned by a 12 yr. old & not to contact him. She replied by sending nude photos of herself! I called the police to file a report. b4 I canceled all his accts I introduced myself to ALL his contacts & let them know they were talking to a kid, he’s been caught & won’t be talking to him b/c he no longer has his PSP, no internet & no access to a comp. at home! I am onto him & he knows it! If you know anyone's kids have a PSP, they are doing more than playing games. They have full access to the www as long as they are w/ reach of a wireless signal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • If your child has a Myspace then I would definitely monitor it. Sit them down for a talk and make sure they know about safety on the internet. As long as your child is being safe about it, then let them keep their Myspace.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • yes i just tell them this is how it works and i make the password plus i'm on their friends list. i thought that way i could keep my eye on them more. i will at times when i'm extra proud of them i'll send them comments saying so. or when they are in trouble i will send them comments saying wait til you get home and tell them what i expected. i think it makes us closer cause i bridged the gap between us.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 10:02 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • I have tried to many times. Even by creating a fake profile to be added as one of her friends. But she does not use her name or the email addy we know on MySpace. In fact, she has several emails under different names and MySpace accounts under different names.
    How I found out? She left her laptop open one day and all her MySpace accounts were open so I sat down to read through them. She had over 6,000 friends on each one of all ages (if they were their real ages) and she had created fake profiles of herself! I read one of her conversations with an 18 year old (she's only 15) in another state and they were talking about sex and she gave him her real name and our home telephone number!
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:31 AM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • I reacted quickly by erasing every single thing in her accounts - her friends, her messages, her photos - everything. I tried to cancel them, but I have to have access to all her emails that I don't even know and cancel them from those.
    So I took her laptop away (she had been warned numerous times about porno on her computer) and my husband cleaned the whole thing down to the bare bones and did a recovery back to the manufacturer specs. Now we are loading the updates and what I want on there for myself and she is never having access to our computers again.
    Unless your child is honest and gives you their passwords and emails then you have no way of monitoring their activity on MySpace.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:34 AM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • Yeah the condition of our son having a myspace account was that we need to know the password so we can see it just as he does.
    goaliemom93

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • When my son had one he had to give me his password so I could log on whenever I wanted and he had rules he had to follow. The minute the rules got broken his account got cancelled.
    sammiesmom2000

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 12:48 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

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