SaferSpace.Net has launched with a monitoring service that lets parents automatically monitor their childrenâ€™s MySpace profiles for content, track when their children log into the MySpace website, and store and view cached versions of monitored MySpace profiles from the past 30 days.
MySpaceâ€™s removal of over 29,000 convicted sex offenders from the site highlights the need for parents to be aware of their childrenâ€™s activity on the social-networking website. Also, studies have linked the use of social networking websites with the decline of studentsâ€™ grades. According to a study by Tamyra Pierce of the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism at California State University, Fresno, students with MySpace accounts reported their grades were significantly lower this year than last year, compared to students without MySpace accounts.
SaferSpace.Net does not require the installation of any software. Up to ten MySpace profiles can be monitored from an easy-to-use account. Each day, the SaferSpace.Net Monitoring Service will scan the MySpace profiles that the parent has provided in their SaferSpace.Net account. The profile will be checked for inappropriate content, such as obscene language, drugs, and sexual references. An image of the MySpace profile will then be cached so the parent can view the profile even if the child later changes their profile.
Accounts are $5.00 per month and the first month is free. For more information or to create an account visit www.saferspace.net.