A new study shows that more than half of teenagers mention drugs, alcohol, sex or violence on their MySpace pages. Yet getting teens to clean up their pages is easier than many might assume, researchers say.
More than 90% of adolescents have Internet access, and about half of these use social networking sites, such as MySpace or Facebook, according to the study of 500 18-year-olds in Monday’s Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
For all their Internet savvy, however, teenagers are still immature and impulsive, which can make them targets for online predators or bullies.
The study’s abstract can be viewed here (subscription required to download study)