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August 21, 2006

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Catch Up Lady

I agree we'll have to wait and see on the Famster thing.

As you said, I can't see many kids wanting to talk to their parents online when they're already screaming at them to do homework, chores, etc! Though, perhaps some good will come of it in that it will allow parents to understand the social networking/MySpace craze and have some decent conversations with their kids about what's appropriate and what's not.

A survey came out recently that said 1 in 7 kids is sexually solicited online, and that while this percentage is down from 2005 - the number of "aggresive" solicitations is unchanged - scary world we live in. I have bookmarked the Cybertipline.org website and blogged about it myself, the more people reporting inappropriate behavior the more predators will be caught! Sounds like Famster has a pretty serious online safety component to it as well - so that could be another positive in terms of educating parents. We'll have to wait and see!

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